Thomas Szczygielski is the coordinator of the Marpa Institute, a nonprofit organization established in 1994 under the spiritual direction of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, one of the foremost living teachers of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Marpa Institute’s purpose is to support the study, practice, and transmission of Buddhism in both the East and the West.
He has contributed financially to numerous Buddhist projects including the Buddhist Book Project for Poland.
Thomas Szczygielski has long professional experience in the protection of the environment and economy with focus on Coal Combustion Products (CCP) being chairman of the Polish CCP Union. He is involved in more than 200 conferences within the context of his expertise.