Online Study Group on Mipham Rinpoche’s ‘The Key Points of Trekchö’

January to March 2024

‘The Key Points of Trekchö’ with Gerardo Abboud

At this year’s UK summer retreat, Tsoknyi Rinpoche taught from the profound text ‘The Key Points of Trekchö’ by Mipham Rinpoche. To deepen our understanding of these teachings, Gerardo Abboud has generously offered to facilitate a study group looking at the text in its original Tibetan. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your understanding of the text and to reconnect with Rinpoche’s precious teachings on trekchö.

Who Can Join?

This group is open to the following people:

  • – Those who attended Rinpoche’s retreat on ‘The Key Points of Trekchö’ either in-person or online, or
  • – Those who have received the pointing out instructions directly from Tsoknyi Rinpoche during any in-person retreat.
  • –  A beginner’s knowledge of Tibetan will be helpful as the focus is on study, not language learning. However, it is not essential.

When and Where?

  • Start Date: 20th January, 4pm (GMT in the UK); 9am (MST in the US)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • Frequency: Four meetings (20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 2 Mar)
  • Online


This study group is offered free; however, there will be an opportunity to make donations to Gerardo and to help Pundarika UK cover our running costs.

What to Expect?

In each session, Gerardo will guide us through one of the Tibetan verses of Mipham’s text, allowing participants to study the text in its original Tibetan. Gerardo will draw upon Rinpoche’s teachings to assist our understanding of the profound meaning of this text. The session will be online and interactive. There will be the chance to ask questions and to engage in conversations about the text and teachings.


The sessions will be recorded in case participants can’t make each session; however, we ask people to commit to all four study dates.


To register your interest, please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page. Further details will be sent nearer the time.

Further Details

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About Gerardo Abboud

Gerardo has been the English translator at Tsoknyi RInpoche’s retreats in the UK for over twenty years. He translated for Rinpoche during his recent teachings on Mipham Rinpoche’s ‘The Key Points of Trekchö’ as well as offering his own considerable knowledge at daily Q&A sessions. Gerardo is well known for the clarity and deep understanding he brings in sharing the Dharma with others.

Gerardo was born in 1945 and graduated as Engineer at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1970, he travelled to India and Nepal and stayed there until 1985, studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism. He has been translating from Tibetan to English and Spanish for many lamas, specifically serving as main translator to Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche from 2000 to 2015, and to His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1992 during his visits to Latin America. He is the head and resident teacher of the Dongyuling Center in Argentina, established in 1986, alternating this with his teaching tours in Mexico and USA.

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