Charles 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. Later, he went on to study closely with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other teachers in the Dzogchen tradition, and has also practiced Vipassana meditation in Burma and India. Charles is co-founder of the Vimalakirti Center for Meditation in Geneva, Switzerland. He is author of Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space and Movement. He lives in Geneva and conducts meditation retreats in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Charles is a Natural Dharma Fellowship Contributing Teacher.