Dharma Online: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to Give Public Teaching in Hong Kong

- through Henry Oudin

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Taken from siddharthasintent.org

The Khyentse Foundation, founded by renowned Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, announced that Rinpoche will deliver a public online teaching from Hong Kong this week on the theme “Training the Mind.”

“Rinpoche will deliver a one-hour online lecture for the Center for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on January 17 at 16 p.m. Hong Kong time,” the Foundation said Khyentse in a statement shared with BDG.

The Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001 with the aim of promoting the teaching of the Buddha and supporting all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. The foundation's activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for monastic colleges in Asia, a global scholarship and awards program, the development of Buddhist studies at major universities, training and development of Buddhist teachers and the development of new modes of education inspired by the Dharma for children.

Rinpoche’s teaching, “Mind Training,” will be taught in English and broadcast live on Siddhartha’s Intent Livestream YouTube channel at the following times:

Auckland: 21 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Canberra: 19 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Seoul, Tokyo: 17 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 16 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Bangkok, Jakarta: 15 p.m., Wednesday January 17
New Delhi: 13:30 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm: 9 p.m., Wednesday January 17
London: 8 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Montreal, New York: 3 p.m., Wednesday January 17
Los Angeles, Vancouver: 00 p.m., Wednesday January 17

Live translations will also be available in French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Sharchop, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Click here for more details and live stream links

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Taken from khyentsefoundation.org

The quintessence of the path is to have the wisdom that realizes the absence of ego. Until we have this wisdom, we will not have understood the essence of the Buddha's teaching.

In order to achieve this wisdom, we must first make our minds malleable and workable, in the sense of controlling our own minds. As Shantideva said, if you want to walk comfortably, there are two possible solutions. Either you could try covering the entire floor in leather – but that would be very difficult – or you could achieve the same effect by just wearing a pair of shoes. In the same way, it would be difficult to train and tame each of our emotions, or to change the world according to our desires. In fact, the basis of all experience is the mind, and this is why Buddhists emphasize the importance of training the mind to make it functional and flexible. — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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) and Looking for a lady with fangs and a mustache (2019)

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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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