Andy Karr

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Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, meditator, and Buddhist teacher. He trained with two of the great founding teachers of Western Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is also a student of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.


  • Contemplating Reality, an experiential guide to Buddhist philosophy (Shambhala Publications, 2007)
  • The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, co-author (Shambhala Publications, 2011)
  • Into The Mirror: A Buddhist Journey Through Mind, Matter, And The Nature Of Reality (Shambhala Publications, May 2023)

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

  • Rigpa centre, Levallois, France, 7 February 2018, Contemplative Photography
  • Rigpa centre, Levallois, France, 10-11 February 2018, Contemplating the View of the Mahayana
  • Rigpa London, UK, 13-14 April 2019, Contemplating the View of the Mahayana
  • Lerab Ling, 28 April-5 May 2019, Contemplating the View of the Middle Way based on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamaka-karika
  • Pranja online, 18 March 2021, Breaking the Eggshell
  • Rigpa USA at Orgyen Dorje Den, November 2023, Into the Mirror

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