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Upcoming Live Dharma Teaching of the Vimalakirti Sutra

At 7:30 PM (UTC+8, Beijing Standard Time) on April 2nd and 3rd, Khenpo Sodargye will continue to give the teachings of the Vimalakirti Sutra, as the session 2 & 3, with English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation available. During each session, Khenpo will give the oral transmission of this text in Tibetan. The link for live streaming will be provided at Khenpo’s official Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/Sodargye) before the teaching starts. You are very welcome to join us!

The video recording of the teaching will be shared on Khenpo’s official website as well as his Facebook Page in the following one or two days after each session. Unfortunately, we have to let you know that by following the recording instead of the live steaming, you cannot receive the oral transmission of this sutra. Probably this is the only thing you may need to consider.

Since Khenpo is teaching in Chinese, and he chooses the version of Kumarajiva as the main text, so when we prepare the slides for the teaching, we use John McRae’s translation to follow the Chinese text.

There are several translations that you may use for your reference:

  1. John McRae’s translation, at: http://info.stiltij.nl/publiek/meditatie/soetras2/vimalakirti-srimala-mcrae.pdf
  2. 84000’s translation, at: http://84000.co/doc/vimalakirti/Vimalakirti%20Book_E_screen-170724.pdf
  3. Burton Watson’s translation, at: http://lirs.ru/lib/sutra/The_Vimalakirti_Sutra,Watson,1997.html

Please also check your local time for the live teaching at this website:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html