Charles Genoud has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1970. He began his studies in Dharamsala in the School of Dialectics, and was student of the Venerable Geshe Rabten for over ten years. While Charles studied with him in Switzerland, Geshe Rabten taught the four schools of Buddhist philosophy, the Six Perfections, and the stages of the path of Tsongkhapa. On several occasions, he also taught the Bodhicharyavatara.
Later, Charles went on to study with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other teachers in the Dzogchen tradition.
Charles has also practiced Vipassana meditation in Burma and India, and studied the practice of Sensory Awareness with Michael Tophof and Charlotte Selver.
Charles Genoud is co-founder of the Vimalakirti Center for Meditation in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the author of Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space and Movement. He lives in Geneva and conducts meditation retreats in North America, Europe, Brazil, and the Middle East.