Announcement: Online English Dharma Course Starts on August 19th, 2018
Dear Dharma Friends,
We are pleased to announce that the Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch a new online English Dharma course on August 19th, 2018.
The text we will study together is The Sword of Wisdom for Thoroughly Ascertaining Reality by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, by following Khenpo Sodargye’s teaching and his commentary.
It may take about four months to complete the study of this text.
The Sword of Wisdom for Thoroughly Ascertaining Reality is one of the most important works by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.
Despite its brevity, its content is quite extraordinary. It explains how to understand the conventional truth and the ultimate truth through the two types of valid knowledge by means of referential reasoning. If we understand the two types of valid knowledge, i.e., the conventional and the ultimate valid knowledge, we will be able to understand the principles of the Middle Way, of the Buddhist Logic, and of the Mind-Only School.
If we deeply study and reflect on this short treatise, we will open our wisdom eyes and see the sublime path that buddhas and bodhisattvas have travelled. This path is the vehicle of bliss and the entrance into bliss. Because both of its foundation and result are blissful, it is a path of bliss, a path that no one should ever abandon.
As Mipham Rinpoche said, “This is the way of the sutra and tantra vehicles, so difficult to find. Whoever have obtained the them should never let them pass in vain, fruitlessly”.
How to attend this course?
The course is free, and the reference materials will be provided for each class. We offer the same teaching twice times a week to better fit your schedule, and you can choose either of them to follow the course:
Session I: Sundays 7:00~9:00AM (China Standard Time UTC+08:00)
Meeting ID: 743-946-493
Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/743946493
Session II: Sundays 4:00~6:00PM (China Standard Time UTC+08:00)
Meeting ID: 696-470-981
Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/696470981
1. Please check the corresponding day and time in your region, and choose one of them that works better for you.
To check your local time, you can use: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html
2. Please see the following instructions on how to join and arrive 10 minutes earlier:
1）Click the link below to join on your computer or mobile device. If using a mobile device, we recommend you install the free GoToMeeting app for iOS, Android or Windows Phone before joining in the class. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/
2） If you are unfamiliar with GoToMeeting, please arrive 10 minutes early so we can help you get ready before class starts.
3） For audio, use a headset or the mic & speakers on your computer or mobile device. Please remember to mute yourself when not speaking to minimize background noise. If you don’t know how at the first time, the organizer may mute you. When you need to speak up, you could unmute yourself and speak.
4） For any questions before class, you can email me through email@example.com. During class, please use the GoToMeeting chat.
Thank you for your interest, if you still want to join our courses, please go to online registration forms
May everything always be auspicious with you!
The English Translation Group at Larung Gar
Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche