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


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

“Rinpoche will give a one-hour talk online for the Centre for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 17 January at 4 p.m. Hong Kong time,” Khyentse Foundation said in an announcement shared with BDG.

Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001 with the aim of promoting the Buddha’s teaching 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 worldwide scholarship and awards program, development of Buddhist studies at major universities, training and development for Buddhist teachers, and developing new modes of Dharma-inspired education for children.

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

Auckland: 9pm, Wednesday, 17 January
Canberra: 7pm, Wednesday, 17 January
Seoul, Tokyo: 5pm, Wednesday, 17 January
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei: 4pm, Wednesday, 17 January
Bangkok, Jakarta: 3pm, Wednesday, 17 January
New Delhi: 1:30pm, Wednesday, 17 January
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm: 9am, Wednesday, 17 January
London: 8am, Wednesday, 17 January
Montreal, New York: 3am, Wednesday, 17 January
Los Angeles, Vancouver: 12am, Wednesday, 17 January

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

Click here for full details and live-stream links

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. From

The quintessence of the path is to have the wisdom that realizes egolessness. Until we have this wisdom, we have not understood the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.

In order to achieve this wisdom, first we have to make our mind malleable, workable—in the sense of being in control of our own mind. As Shantideva said, if you want to walk comfortably, there are two possible solutions. Either you can try to cover the whole ground with leather—but that would be very difficult—or you can achieve the same effect by simply wearing a pair of shoes. In the same way, it would be difficult to train and tame every single emotion that we have, or to change the world according to our desires. In fact the basis of all experience is the mind, and that’s why Buddhists stress the importance of training the mind in order to make it workable and flexible. — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Born in Bhutan in 1961, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is the son of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and was a close student of the Nyingma master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–91). He is recognized as the third incarnation of the 19th century Tibetan terton Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892), founder of the Khyentse lineage, and the immediate incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).

In addition to Siddhartha’s Intent, Rinpoche’s projects include: Khyentse Foundation, established in 2001 to promote the Buddha’s teaching and support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice; 84000, a non-profit global initiative to translate the words of the Buddha and make them available to all; Lotus Outreach, which directs a range of projects to ensure the education, health, and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world; 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 garnered renown inside and outside of the global Buddhist community for the feature-length films he has written and directed: The Cup (1999), Travellers 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 Moustache (2019).


Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzongsar. “Approaching the Guru.” Lion’s Roar. 1 November 2000.

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中大佛教論壇 禪學系列講座 宗薩仁波切公開講座: 修心 Mind Training (Centre for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization)

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