This talk takes a tour through these monasteries and temples to shed light on the interplay between Buddhism and the state, which led to the proliferation of institutionalized Buddhism in Mongolian lands, and on the impact these processes had on the disintegration of a unified Mongol state.
Zen enthralled the world throughout much of the twentieth century, and Zen studies became a major academic discipline in its wake.
On September 5, 2023, more than 30 years after his time as a student there, Rinpoche was awarded the distinction of Honorary Fellow at SOAS in recognition of his substantial contribution as a Buddhist spiritual teacher, writer, and filmmaker, and for his support to the school.
In this talk I will classify the different conceptions of emptiness in various Buddhist philosophical schools.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision is to establish an endowed academic chair in Buddhist studies at a major university on each continent.
The landscape of Buddhist studies is changing in Asia, and especially in Southeast Asia, and the area has the potential to become a well-developed hub for the field.
"Anyone, anytime, anywhere can improve, liberate, and transcend the present state of mind. I will speak on the four timeless principles taught in the Samadhiraja-sutra (‘The King of Samadhis Sutra’)."
“The Perfection of Wisdom in One Hundred Thousand Lines” is a colossal scripture. Probably the longest sacred book in existence, it comprises 12 volumes running to nearly 10,000 pages.
The interpretation of some Zen masters’ verses and their analogy with Zhuangzi’s thought. (Lecture in Chinese)
This talk will explore the history and current state of Buddhism and Buddhology in Japan, with an eye toward what they might aspire to become in the future.