Vimalakirti Sutra - Bodhgaya 2018
Vimalakirti Sutra, Bodhgaya, India, 8 - 12 Nov 2018
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche gave five days of teachings on the Vimalakirti Sutra during the biennial Dzongsar Monlam prayer ceremony in Bodhgaya, in 2018. “It’s difficult for those of us living in today’s mundane world to swallow the truth when we hear it, and the Vimalakirti Sutra contains a great deal about the very highest of high truths. Don’t imagine, though, that the nature of the highest truth is mystical or mythological, because it isn’t. Although the absolute truth cannot be expressed, conceived or conceptualized, all the techniques and tools necessary to establish it have been laid out for us by the Buddha himself. The Vimalakirti Sutra… describes astonishingly effective methods for deconstructing anything and everything that is not the truth.” – Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
The teachings are in Tibetan, with consecutive translation into Chinese and English.
A new edition of The Sutra of The Teaching of Vimalakirti was launched in 2017 by the Khyentse Foundation and 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. The book includes a prefatory commentary by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “A Celebrity Falls Sick,” and Robert A. F. Thurman’s English translation of the acclaimed Buddhist sutra. The book is available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese as a free download in the 84000 reading room.