Tibetan Buddhist Leader Establishing Buddhist Center in Arizona

September 18, 1999

Source: The Arizona Republic

On September 18, 1999, The Arizona Republic published an article on ZaChoeje Rinpoche, named the sixth reincarnation of the first ZaChoeje Rinpoche by the Dalai Lama, who is establishing the Bodhi Heart Center in Arizona. Rinpoche has two goals in establishing the center: to develop inner peace in the Western world and to gather donations from the United States to improve the living conditions of Tibetans exiled in India and those living in Tehor, the eastern region of Tibet. Although the physical location of the center has yet to be determined, the Dalai Lama has given Rinpoche his blessing to be the spiritual director of the Bodhi Heart Center as long as he does not neglect his duties in the rest of the world.