Ari Goldfield and Rose Taylor

Ari Goldfield and Rose Taylor have been   Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s close students for many years. Their center in San Francisco, California is closely associated with Kagyu Shedrup Chöling through our common Lineage and our mutual devotion to our beloved Khenpo Rinpoche. Ari and Rose will try their best to come to Miami to teach often and we encourage any of our sangha to visit them at Wisdom Sun. Ari and Rose’s website is a wonderful source of Khenpo Rinpoche’s teachings.  Here is the link to it:


Ari Goldfield

Ari Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher. He had the unique experience of being continuously in the training and service of his own teacher, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, for eleven years.  From 1998-2009, Ari served as Khenpo Rinpoche’s translator and secretary, accompanying Rinpoche on seven round-the-world teaching tours. Ari received extensive instruction from Rinpoche in Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and teaching methods, and meditated under Rinpoche’s guidance in numerous retreats. In 2006, Khenpo Rinpoche sent Ari on his own tour to teach philosophy, meditation, and yogic exercise in Europe, North America, and Asia. In 2007, Ari moved with Rinpoche to Seattle, where he served and helped care for him until Rinpoche moved back to Nepal in 2009. Ari now teaches in Rinpoche’s Karma Kagyu lineage, with the blessings of the head of the lineage, H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, and of Khenpo Rinpoche.

Ari is also a published translator and author of books, articles, and numerous songs of realization and texts on Buddhist philosophy and meditation. These include Khenpo Rinpoche’s books Stars of Wisdom, The Sun of Wisdom, and Rinpoche’s Song of the Eight Flashing Lances teaching, which appeared in The Best Buddhist Writing 2007. He is a contributing author of Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connections Between Yoga and Buddhism.

Ari studied Buddhist texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit at Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and India, and at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies in India. In addition to translating for Khenpo Rinpoche, he has also served as translator for H.H. Karmapa, Tenga Rinpoche, and many other Tibetan teachers. From 2007-11, Ari served as president of the Marpa Foundation, a nonprofit organization initiated by Khenpo Rinpoche that supports Buddhist translation, nunneries in Bhutan and Nepal, and other Buddhist activities. Ari holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School, both with honors.

Ari married Rose Taylor Goldfield in 2008 while on semi-retreat with Khenpo Rinpoche. They currently teach internationally from their home base in San Francisco under the auspices of Wisdom Sun, the practice and study community they established together in 2011.

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Rose Taylor Goldfield

Rose Taylor Goldfield is a second-generation Buddhist teacher in the Karma Kagyü lineage, with the blessing of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and her teacher Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. She teaches Buddhist meditation, philosophy, yogic exercise and dance, and classical Tibetan language.

Rose has written and translated books, articles, and numerous songs of realization, including Khenpo Rinpoche’s book Stars of Wisdom and a chapter in Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connection Between Yoga and Buddhism. She holds an MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies from Naropa University. Rose grew up in a Buddhist household, her mother first practiced in the Theravadin tradition and lived in Thailand for many years and later became a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner after meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1968.

Having studied and practiced extensively in the Shambhala lineage, Rose began training under Khenpo Rinpoche’s close guidance in 2002. He sent her on numerous extensive practice and study retreats.  In 2005, he appointed her teacher to his nuns in Bhutan and Nepal. She taught the nuns Tibetan Buddhist philosophical texts and meditation, and was a teacher at the ten-week program for international students at Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal. From 2007-9, Rose attended Khenpo Rinpoche daily while living with him in semi-retreat in Seattle. In 2007, Khenpo Rinpoche appointed her to a full-time position with Marpa Foundation, where she served as vice-president and secretary until 2011.

Rose married Ari Goldfield in 2008 while on semi-retreat with Khenpo Rinpoche. They currently teach internationally from their home base in San Francisco under the auspices of Wisdom Sun, the practice and study community they established together in 2011.