UPCOMING COURSE 3/3: HEART SŪTRA ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

About the Heart Sūtra

When Shākyamuni Buddha was about to enter nirvāṇa, he passed on the 84,000 teachings to Ānanda. He then solemnly addressed him, declaring: “I will not blame you if you forget entirely, or if you damage completely, the 84,000 teachings, except for the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita). But if you misplace a single line of the Perfection of Wisdom, I will hold you personally responsible for it.”

This passage illustrates how, setting apart the Perfection of Wisdom, the 84,000 teachings as a whole are not as important in content as a single verse of the Perfection of Wisdom.

More than 2,500 years has elapsed since the Buddha turned the wheel of the Dharma and passed into nirvāṇa. In this long time, great masters and eminent monks in both Tibetan and Han Buddhism have all attached great importance to the Heart Sūtra, the scripture on the Perfection of Wisdom.

The main doctrinal traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, with the four great traditions of the Geluk, the Sakya, the Kagyü, the Nyingma, as well as the Jonang, all attach great importance to the Heart Sūtra, adopting it in their collections of recitations. The Heart Sūtra is also an indispensable scripture in any master’s repertoire of teachings and practices. In performing ceremonies for the dead, and also in any other Buddhist rituals such as consecrations, in the practice of animal liberation, and even in building a new house, the Heart Sūtra is essential. As long as one recites the Heart Sūtra, the activity as a whole will be complete, for no adverse conditions due to harmful demons will arise during its course.

 

Upcoming Course on the Heart Sūtra

We are pleased to announce that in the beginning of April, 2017, Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch an online Dharma course on the Heart Sūtra taught in English by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. The teaching will be exactly based on Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche’s commentary on the Heart Sūtra, which explains in great detail the Abhidarma and the Middle Way (Madhyamaka) related to the Heart Sūtra. The course will be both theoretical teaching and Dharma discussion.

With great joy, we welcome you to join us in this opportunity to study the Heart Sūtra. By learning this great sūtra, we’re hoping to show you a systematic approach to the study and practice of the Dharma.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form through the following link. Your answers will help us to understand how best to set up this course so that it can bring the greatest benefit. Please be sure to include information on your scheduling preferences, so that we can do our best to arrange the course so it is as convenient as possible for those who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Click here to register

We will keep you informed with updates, when time and dates have been determined. The registration will be closed on March 26th, 2017. If you have any questions, please email chuanmniglr@hotmail.com, we’ll respond to you as quickly as we can.

 

 

May everything always be auspicious with you!
Sincerely,

 

The English Translation Group at Larung Gar
Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

UPCOMING COURSE 2/3: THE THIRTY-SEVEN PRACTICES OF A BODHISATTVA ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

About The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

When the great enlightened master, Thogme Zangpo(1297-1371), was writing this text, he did not have enough food to eat or good clothes to wear; he was, in fact, very poor. Various people proposed that he learn how to give initiations and perform rituals in order to earn money easily. Rather than doing this, he composed The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva which sums up the whole Bodhisattva Path. He first presented these teachings to some of his closest students and from that time onward it is said that material resources came to him in spontaneously.

When Thogme Zangpo was heavily sick, one of his disciples asked him to give a final teaching as his testament. He said, “I don’t have anything to say, and my teachings such as The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva could be my last words.”

For every Mahayana practitioner, this text has incredible value. By completely understanding this text, Bodhicitta will naturally increase and become stronger in our mind. Even if one doesn’t understand its real meaning, just by hearing the verses word by word, one’s compassion and loving-kindness will naturally increase.

 

Upcoming Course on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

We are pleased to announce that in the beginning of April, 2017, Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch an online Dharma course on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva taught in English by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. The course will be exactly based on Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche’s commentary on this great text, and offers both Dharma teaching and discussion.

With great joy, we welcome you to join us in this opportunity to study The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. By learning this great text, we’re hoping to show you a great map of the Mahayana path.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form through the following link. Your answers will help us to understand how best to set up this course so that it can bring the greatest benefit. Please be sure to include information on your scheduling preferences, so that we can do our best to arrange the course so it is as convenient as possible for those who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Click here to register

We will keep you informed with updates, when time and dates have been determined. The registration will be closed on March 26th, 2017. If you have any questions, please email chuanmniglr@hotmail.com, we’ll respond to you as quickly as we can.

 

May everything always be auspicious with you!
Sincerely,

 

The English Translation Group at Larung Gar
Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

UPCOMING COURSE 1/3: IN PRAISE OF DEPENDENT ORIGINATION ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

About the In Praise of Dependent Origination

In Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsongkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination is an outstanding and profound poem which explains the meaning of dependent origination and emptiness. When H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche was alive, he often spoke highly of the brilliance of this poem, saying that, “As the follower of the Buddha, one should learn at least the pithy treatises of Lama Tsongkhapa like In Praise of Dependent Origination and Three Principal Aspects of the Path, if one is unable to learn all his supreme writings extensively.”

In the history, many Buddhist practitioners have gained unbelievable benefits from the poem. One excellent example is the great Tibetan scholar Gendün Chöphel. It is said that, before passing into parinirvana, Gendün Chöphel asked his attendant to read him two poems, Lama Tsongkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination and Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s Prayer to the Indivisible Basis, Path, and Fruit of the Great Perfection of Manjushri. After hearing the words of the poems, he said, “Well, now I have totally understood the illusory essence of the world’s manifestation. Everything has been perfectly achieved.” The next day when the attendant came, the great master had already passed into nirvana.

Being aware of the poem’s supreme value, many great masters all over the world have paid special attention to the poem and have taught it widely to their students.

 

Upcoming Course on the In Praise of Dependent Origination

We are pleased to announce that in the beginning of April, 2017, Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch an online Dharma course on In Praise of Dependent Origination taught in English by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. The teaching will be exactly based on Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche’s commentary on the poem, which explains in great detail the profound meanings of dependent origination and emptiness, as well as the complementary relationship between them. The course will include both theoretical teaching and Dharma discussion.

With great joy, we welcome you to join us in this opportunity to study In Praise of Dependent Origination. By learning this great poem, we’re hoping to show you a systematic approach to the study and practice of the Dharma.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form through the following link. Your answers will help us to understand how best to set up this course so that it can bring the greatest benefit. Please be sure to include information on your scheduling preferences, so that we can do our best to arrange the course so it is as convenient as possible for those who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Click here to register

We will keep you informed with updates, when time and dates have been determined. The registration will be closed March 26th, 2017. If you have any questions, please email chuanmniglr@hotmail.com, we’ll respond to you as quickly as we can.

 

May everything always be auspicious with you!

 

Sincerely,

 

The English Translation Group at Larung Gar

Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

Upcoming Teaching: Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche Will Be Giving A Live Dharma Teaching on Approaching the Guru on Jan 1st, 2017

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Jan 1st, 2017 (Sunday) at 8 PM (China Standard Time UTC+08:00), Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche will be giving a live dharma teaching titled Approaching the Guru at the Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University, for Buddhist and non-Buddhist friends across the world with English translation available.

During the teaching, Rinpoche will also give the oral transmission of The Noble Golden-like Mahayana Sutra, as a golden-like gift to everyone in the new year of 2017.

Please go to http://www.khenposodargye.org/live/ to access the live streaming.

ANNOUNCEMENT: HEART SŪTRA ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

About the Heart Sūtra

When Shākyamuni Buddha was about to enter nirvāṇa, he passed on the 84,000 teachings to Ānanda. He then solemnly addressed him, declaring: “I will not blame you if you forget entirely, or if you damage completely, the 84,000 teachings, except for the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita). But if you misplace a single line of the Perfection of Wisdom, I will hold you personally responsible for it.”

This passage illustrates how, setting apart the Perfection of Wisdom, the 84,000 teachings as a whole are not as important in content as a single verse of the Perfection of Wisdom.

More than 2,500 years has elapsed since the Buddha turned the wheel of the Dharma and passed into nirvāṇa. In this long time, great masters and eminent monks in both Tibetan and Han Buddhism have all attached great importance to the Heart Sūtra, the scripture on the Perfection of Wisdom.

The main doctrinal traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, with the four great traditions of the Geluk, the Sakya, the Kagyü, the Nyingma, as well as the Jonang, all attach great importance to the Heart Sūtra, adopting it in their collections of recitations. The Heart Sūtra is also an indispensable scripture in any master’s repertoire of teachings and practices. In performing ceremonies for the dead, and also in any other Buddhist rituals such as consecrations, in the practice of animal liberation, and even in building a new house, the Heart Sūtra is essential. As long as one recites the Heart Sūtra, the activity as a whole will be complete, for no adverse conditions due to harmful demons will arise during its course.

Upcoming Course on the Heart Sūtra

We are pleased to announce that in the September of 2016, Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch an online Dharma course on the Heart Sūtra taught in English by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. The teaching will be exactly based on Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche’s commentary on the Heart Sūtra, which explains in great detail the Abhidarma and the Middle Way (Madhyamaka) related to the Heart Sūtra. The course will be both theoretical teaching and Dharma discussion.

With great joy, we welcome you to join us in this opportunity to study the Heart Sūtra. By learning this great sūtra, we’re hoping to show you a systematic approach to the study and practice of the Dharma.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form through the following link. Your answers will help us to understand how best to set up this course so that it can bring the greatest benefit. Please be sure to include information on your scheduling preferences, so that we can do our best to arrange the course so it is as convenient as possible for those who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Click here to register

We will keep you informed with updates, when time and dates have been determined. The registration will be closed on September 9, 2016. If you have any questions, please email chuanmniglr@hotmail.com, we’ll respond to you as quickly as we can.

May everything always be auspicious with you!

Sincerely,

The English Translation Group at Larung Gar
Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

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