Dharma online: 84 will welcome the teaching of the Dawa Saga by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the Deer Park Institute

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84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a global non-profit initiative founded by renowned Bhutanese lama, author and filmmaker Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, announced that it will host a live-streamed teaching by Rinpoche for the Tibetan month of Saga Dawa . Rinpoche will offer teaching on the Golden Sutra during an in-person and online event at the Deer Park Institute in Bir, India, on May 22, the day before Saga Dawa Duchen,

Saga Dawa (Skt: Vaishakha), the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, is the most important Buddhist religious and cultural event of the year. The name is derived from the clan name of Shakyamuni Buddha. This event is also known in Tibetan as Bumgyur Dawa, "the month that multiplies by 100", because the karma of all actions, skillful or unskillful, is believed to be multiplied by 000. This year, Saga Dawa runs from May 100 to June 000, with Saga Dawa Duchen, the most important day of the year for Tibetan Buddhists, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and final passage to parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, falling on May 12. on the day of the full moon. The occasion is also known worldwide as Buddha Purnima and Vesak in other Buddhist traditions and according to different calendars.

“On May 22, the eve of Saga Dawa Düchen, we are honored to host a teaching on the Golden Sutra by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the Deer Park Institute. . . in Bir, India,” 84000 said in an announcement shared with BDG. “During this in-person and livestreamed event, Rinpoche will offer words of wisdom related to the Golden Sutra, and will also lead a global campaign on the Sutra. »

As Saga Dawa month approaches, get ready for a series of exciting online and offline activities that we have specially curated for this auspicious time. More details to come!

84000: Translating the Buddha's Words is a long-term project to translate and publish all surviving canonical texts preserved in the classical Tibetan language: 70 pages of the Kangyur (the translated words of the Buddha) in 25 years and 161 pages of Tengyur (the translated commentaries on the teachings of the Buddha by the great Indian Buddhist masters and scholars) in 100 years. According to 84000, less than 5 percent of the canon had so far been translated into a modern language, and due to a rapid decline in the knowledge of classical Tibetan and the number of qualified scholars, the world risks losing a irreplaceable language. heritage of cultural and spiritual wisdom.

" The Golden Sutra presents a very brief but meaningful teaching on the mind of enlightenment, the aspiration to achieve the unparalleled and perfect enlightenment of a Buddha for the benefit of all beings,” explained 84000. “It is about the Buddha's response to a single question posed by Venerable Ananda about how the mind of enlightenment should be perceived. The Buddha states that the mind of enlightenment is like gold because it is pure, and he gives the analogy that just as a blacksmith can shape gold into various forms, the nature of the but he himself does not change, nor does the spirit of awakening. appears with various unique attributes, but the nature of the awakening mind itself does not change. The Buddha then proclaims a single four-line verse that succinctly expresses the nature of the enlightened mind and how to practice it. (84000: Translating the words of the Buddha)

The Deer Park Institute, where this special event will take place, was established in 2006 in Bir, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, as an educational society registered by Rinpoche. The institute was founded with the vision of preserving and propagating the profound classical wisdom traditions of India in the non-sectarian spirit of Nalanda University. The name is intended to evoke the early teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha at the historic Deer Park in Sarnath, where he first shared the spirit of unbiased inquiry into the nature of mind, of existence and suffering. Deer Park Institute programs encompass the disciplines of listening, contemplation and meditation, leading to true understanding and realization.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Image courtesy of Khyentse Foundation

Born in Bhutan in 1961, Dzongsar Khyentsé Rinpoche is the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and was a close student of the Nyingma master Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche (1910-1991). He is recognized as the third incarnation of the 1820th-century Tibetan terton Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1892-1893), founder of the Khyentse lineage, and the immediate incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1959-XNUMX).

In addition to Siddhartha's intention, Rinpoche's projects include: the Khyentse Foundation, established in 2001 to promote the teaching of the Buddha and support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice; 84000, a global non-profit initiative to translate the words of the Buddha and make them accessible to all; Lotus Outreach, which leads a range of projects aimed at ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in developing countries; and Lhomon Society, which promotes sustainable development in Bhutan through education.

Rinpoche is the author of several books, including: What makes you not a Buddhist? (2006) Not for happiness (2012) The guru drinks bourbon? (2016) and Poison is Medicine: Clarifying the Vajrayana (2021), and has gained fame within and outside the global Buddhist community for the feature films he has written and directed: The Cup (1999), Travelers and Magicians (2004) Vara: a blessing (2012) Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait (2016) Looking for a lady with fangs and a mustache (2019) and Pig at the crossroads (2024)

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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