Welcome to Frank W. Berliner’s Homepage

Frank’s new book, Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You, is now available for purchase below!

Teaching Opportunities

  • Baltimore Shambhala Center, November 20-22, 2015
  •  New York Shambhala Center, April 29–May 1, 2016
  •  Toronto Shambhala Center, May 20-22, 2016

Frank’s Second Book

Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You

“This book is one of the most comprehensive and clear-eyed expositions of the teachings of the Buddha by a Westerner. Frank Berliner has drunk deep from the wells of the Buddhadharma, as well as Western philosophy, psychology and literature to explain the path with crystalline clarity. This is a must-read book.

Fleet Maull, founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute and author of Dharma in Hell and Radical Responsibility


“Mr. Berliner has given us a personal, compelling, and very accessible account of the practice of meditation and the authentic spiritual journey it unlocks. Beautifully written, with warmth, humor, and clarity, this is a book that will be widely read and treasured by many.”

Reggie Ray, Spiritual Director, Dharma Ocean Foundation, author of Touching Enlightenment and Mahamudra for the Modern World.

Purchase Frank’s New Book, Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You

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**Books also available at Boulder Bookstore and Shambhala Mountain Center



Frank’s First Book

Falling in Love with A Buddha

Falling In Love With A BuddhaIn 2013 Frank published a memoir of his experiences as a ‘warrior apprentice’ to Chogyam Trungpa, Falling in Love with A Buddha.

You may purchase the book through Paypal on this website. There are E-book or regular book options. Canadian residents pay with second option.

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Frank BerlinerFrank W. Berliner is currently an Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology atNaropa University, where he has taught both Buddhist and Western Existential psychology and the practice of meditation to BA and MA students for the past 20 years. He pioneered the teaching of meditation online at Naropa, beginning in 1999.

He has studied and practiced meditation for 40 years as a close student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Over a twelve-year period he served as national director of Shambhala Training, and executive director and resident teacher of the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

For seven years Frank was the buddhadharma columnist for elephant magazine. In 2012, he published Falling in Love with a Buddha, a memoir of his experiences as a warrior apprentice of Chogyam Trungpa.

Mr. Berliner is also a psychotherapist and life coach in private practice in Boulder.

You can contact Frank at frankberliner@me.com.

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