Dharma Online: Khyentse Foundation Announces One-Week “To Live is to Die” Workshop

- through Henry Oudin

Published on

The program will be directed by Khenpo Sonam Phuntsok. From Deer Park Institute on Facebook

The Khyentse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by revered Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, announced that a week-long workshop will be held in Bangalore, India, from June 23 to 29 on the theme “To live is to die”. : Embracing life’s transitions.

The workshop, intended to offer a "transformative journey of self-discovery, compassion and preparation for life's transitions", is aimed at "all those who wish to explore the different aspects of life and death through explanatory teachings, guided experiential arts and mindfulness. and meditation sessions,” the Khyentse Foundation said in an announcement shared on social media.

The foundation highlighted that the gathering would provide opportunities to “participate in interactive sessions that will enrich your understanding and appreciation of conscious living; participate in daily meditation sessions that will improve your awareness and concentration; and meet and connect with your inner self and like-minded people who share your interest and curiosity.

Although the event is designed for in-person participation, the Khyentse Foundation noted that the valuable theoretical sessions of the workshop will be broadcast live on Zoom for registered participants.

The Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001. Its goal is to promote the teaching of the Buddha and support 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, and the development of Buddhist studies at major universities, as well as training and the development of Buddhist teachers and the development of new modes of education inspired by the Dharma. for kids.

“This retreat welcomes everyone: researchers, heads of families, students, professionals or anyone seeking self-discovery, compassion and wisdom beyond the boundaries of life,” noted the foundation. “This workshop is designed to help you understand the stages and processes of life and death; gain practical wisdom for the inevitable transition; learn compassionate ways to support your loved ones in their final moments; explore the meaning of death with grace, courage and mindfulness; discover the arts from a different perspective, as practiced in Tibetan monasteries; and recognize and release the patterns that hinder your potential.

Click here to register and all the details

From the Khyentse Foundation Facebook

The program will be led by Khenpo Sonam Phuntsok, who will explore the basics and different stages of bards. Khenpo is a senior student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, who trained in classical Buddhist philosophy at the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute of Classical Buddhist Philosophy. He also completed a three-year meditation retreat in Bhutan.

Ishwor Chandra Vidya Sagar Shrestha, a scholar and educator with a master's degree in theological studies and Buddhist ministry from Harvard Divinity School and a master's degree in Buddhist philosophy and hermeneutics from the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, will provide translations from Tibetan into English during artistic sessions. and will lead specialized meditation sessions.

Explorations of please painting as practiced in Tibetan monasteries, will be led by art teacher Ven. Jamyang Chozang from Bhutan, student at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute.

“We are extremely grateful and excited to announce that Dr. Ngawang Jinpa will be joining us to share his extensive research on life (carefully) and tukdam from the point of view of the Tibetan medical system and Buddhist philosophy,” added the Khyentse Foundation. "Dr. Jinpa is going to explore." . . lesser-known processes of life and death, (and) despite his busy schedule, he generously set aside time to join us to lead two Q&A sessions on the last day of the workshop.

The seven-day workshop was sponsored by Khyentse Foundation India and organized by Khyentse Foundation India, Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute and Siddhartha's Intent India. This retreat is offered free of charge, with all art materials provided.

The Khyentse Foundation's achievements over the past 20 years include: more than 15 million pages of Buddhist texts preserved and made available online; education provided to the children of more than 1 families; support for Buddhist studies at more than 000 major universities through endowed chairs and professorships, graduate support, and the establishment of Buddhist study centers; more than $35 million in sponsorship awarded for Buddhist teacher training; sacred Buddhist texts translated into more than 15 languages, thanks to the efforts of 84000: Translation of the words of the Buddha, the Kumarajiva Project and the Khyentse Vision Project; more than $1,8 million in funding awarded to support Buddhism in its metropolises, including local partnerships to revitalize interest in Buddhism in India; more than 2 scholarships and awards in recognition of excellence in Buddhist study and practice; support for more than 000 monks and nuns to maintain the tradition of Buddhist scholarship in a monastic setting; and over 3 open access Ashoka and Trisong grants distributed to support Dharma and wellness programs.

See more

Khyentse Foundation
Khyentsé Foundation (Facebook)

Related news reports from BDG

Dharma Online: Khyentse Foundation Announces Launch of Revamped Website
Less meat, more love! Khyentse Foundation announces new children's book
Trent Walker wins 2024 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation
Engaged Buddhism: Dzongsar Khyentsé Rinpoche highlights the value of small sacrifices to break the cycle of poverty for women
Window on Buddhism: Khyentse Foundation announces launch of new book and website
Buddha Path Hostel: The Khyentse Foundation announces a new short film on Buddhist teaching
Khyentse Foundation announces new e-book Green Tara Sadhana

BDG Related Features

Be a Rinpoche: A conversation with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Being Courageous: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Technology and Dharma Spread
Poison is medicine: Paradox and perception in Vajrayana Buddhism
A Buddhist vision for education reform: the Blue Lion preschool, inspired by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

The article Dharma Online: Khyentse Foundation announces week-long workshop “To Live is to Die” appeared first on Buddhadoor Global.

photo of author

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.

Leave comments