The Vimalakirti Sutra

Back in May 9, 2017, Khenpo Sodargye announced that if circumstances permitted, he would like to give a teaching on the Vimalakirti Sutra in the following year. Then on March 27, 2018, Khenpo Sodargye formally started this teaching and has been explaining this sutra twice a week.

Khenpo believes that in this modern age, people do need to study this sutra for three reasons. 1) For lay practitioners, the Vimalakirti Sutra provides powerful instructions for transforming suffering and afflictions on the spiritual path. 2) The Vimalakirti Sutra is a rare sutra which combines the profound teachings of both Sutrayana and Tantrayana. 3) The Vimalakirti Sutra is a great pith-instruction text which demonstrates super power as a direct antidote to negative emotions.

On this webpage, we kindly offer you the key messages of Khenpo’s teachings in both written and video format. These lecture notes are summarized by Khenpo’s translation team and will be updated on a regular basis.

Chapter 1 - Buddha Land

Lecture Notes for Chapter 1

Chapter 2 - Skillful Means

Lecture Notes for Chapter 2

Chapter 3 - Disciples

Lecture Notes for Chapter 3

Chapter 4 - Bodhisattvas

Chapter 5 - Manjusri's Condolence Visit

Chapter 6 - Inconceivable

Chapter 7 - Viewing Sentient Beings