Charles Genoud has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1970. He began his studies in Dharamsala, in the School of Dialectics, and was student and translator for the Venerable Geshe Rabten for over ten years. While Charles studied and worked with him in Switzerland, Geshe Rabten taught all four schools of Buddhist philosophy, and he taught Madhyamika philosophy, the Six Perfections, and the Lamrim Chenmo of TsongkhapaLater, Charles Genoud went on to study closely with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other teachers in the Dzogchen tradition. Charles Genoud has also practiced Vipassana meditation in Burma and India. Charles Genoud is co-founder of the Vimalakirti Center for Meditation in Geneva, Switzerland. He conducts meditation retreats in the United States, Europe, Brazil, and the Middle East. He is also an assoicate teacher of Lama Surya Das of the Dzogchen Foundation. He lives in Geneva.