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by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Keep Going-Khenpo Sodargye

Keep Going In my memory from early youth to adulthood, the person I respected most is Lama Yulo. He was a man of strong build. His hand perpetually moved the mala beads and his mouth constantly recited mantras. On his face there was a scar left by robbers he encountered when as a young man he was ma...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Lotus Root-Khenpo Sodargye

Lotus Root My friend bought several lotus roots and left them on the table. These whitish roots looked tender and appetizing. To satisfy my curiosity, my friend told me about the growth conditions and usage of lotus root. I learned only after listening to him that the root has remarkable medicinal v...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: At Ease -Khenpo Sodargye

At Ease People living in the world—be they nobles or commoners, rich or poor, powerful or lowly—are all subject to mood swings of happiness and sadness unless they have attained the ultimate realization. All kinds of mental afflictions—remorse, fatigue, pain, hatred and apathy—can pop up for no reas...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Self-Cultivation -Khenpo Sodargye

Self-Cultivation Before walking into a crowd to bring forth benefit, any spiritual practitioner must first tame his or her own afflictive emotions and gain a realization unshakable by circumstance. Such is the inexorable order in Buddhism. When negative emotion is still rampant, one is like “a clay ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: May 4th-Khenpo Sodargye

May 4th Today is Youth Day; it was more than a hundred years ago when the May 4th Movement shook the nation in 1919. As time goes by, however, young people these days no longer emphasize fighting feudalism or oppression as their earlier peers did. Instead, they choose to celebrate their day in vario...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Project Completed-Khenpo Sodargye

Project Completed To me personally, today is a day worthy of every commemoration. A major project of my life—the translation of the Great Biography of Buddha Shakyamuni, the White Lotus—has just been completed. This project was commenced on Christmas Day 2001 when the people of Xiamen celebrated it ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Seeking Entertainment-Khenpo Sodargye

Seeking Entertainment These days, human morality is sinking low and materialism is gaining the upper hand. People with any available time and money would go to popular places to see a film or a show, and term it refining one’s cultural taste. Totally mesmerized by the entertainment, it never occurs ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Leaving Home-Khenpo Sodargye

Leaving Home If a spiritual seeker tries to do his practices at home, he is likely to be influenced by situations of craving, hatred, and delusion. Even if he has every intention of concentrating on his studies, friends and relatives easily stir up his emotion. Hence, the smartest thing to do is to ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Resuming Secular Life-Khenpo Sodargye

Resuming Secular Life How reluctant am I to touch upon this subject! But “to leave the monastic order” presents a cruel reality we must face in the current time of five degenerations. Instead of dodging the issue, I may as well look at it squarely and bravely. A few months ago a monk, beset by affli...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘INSTRUCTIONS TO ONESELF’ ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Replies: 0
Views: 106

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘INSTRUCTIONS TO ONESELF’ ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

We are pleased to announce that starting in January of 2017, a six-week English online Dharma course on Patrul Rinpoche’s Instructions to Oneself will be offered by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. The teaching will be based on Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche’s commentary. About ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Heart Treasure-Khenpo Sodargye

Heart Treasure Nyingmapa masters have not left much worldly inheritances to their successors when compared with those wealthy tycoons. But the masters have far surpassed the worldly riches in leaving their followers the wisdom legacy, treasure troves filled with dazzling arrays of sublimated wisdom ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Pith Instruction-Khenpo Sodargye

Pith Instruction Jikme Tenpe Nyima of Pema, Qinghai, was the chief disciple of the great Ju Mipham Rinpoche. When he was barely 8 years old, he was able to give excellent teachings on A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. On such occasions he usually held a text holder (the Tibetan traditional tex...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Banishing Lust -Khenpo Sodargye

Banishing Lust All beings of the Desire Realm, with the exception of sages, are afflicted with untamable lust. Regardless of whether they are men or women, people in the world are quite attracted to the bodies of the opposite sex. The Buddha, in order to tame certain beings, was once reincarnated as...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Nice Chatting -Khenpo Sodargye

Nice Chatting A small hill called Wu Lau Mountain by the locals rises behind Minnan Buddhist Academy. Though lacking the imposing height of those in the Tibetan snow land, it nonetheless is considered a great local spot to hike in order to enjoy a panoramic view of the area surrounding it. Once at t...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Massage Treatment -Khenpo Sodargye

Massage Treatment According to my doctor’s advice, I should get a massage treatment daily. As we see each other every day, the masseur and I have become well acquainted. He is quite deft in his profession and is also a good conversationalist. Soon after I lay down, he let out a flood of words: “You ...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Question and Answer -Khenpo Sodargye

Question and Answer A Dharma Teacher in Minnan Buddhist Academy asked me today: “Does the Buddha still perceive sentient beings after having attained Buddhahood?” This is a question many Buddhists often raise. Some people say: “An enlightened Buddha has eliminated all perceptions of self and of bein...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Loquat Fruit -Khenpo Sodargye

Loquat Fruit Due to the El Niño effect, the spring weather has turned out to be very hot and humid, almost like midsummer. On the street, I caught sight of a vendor carrying a basketful of golden fruit. Embellished with green leaves, the fruit looked so juicy and fresh, making one’s mouth water. I h...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: The Summit -Khenpo Sodargye

The Summit The passage of human life is rough and bumpy; the path to liberation is winding and rugged. A timid person, dreading difficulties, never dares look up at the towering mountain. A tough person, armored with diligence, charges courageously toward the summit of spiritual attainment. People c...
by UK Bodhi Association
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: Sound of Singing -Khenpo Sodargye

Sound of Singing A long time ago, there was a dancer of ravishing beauty named Incomparable Lady (Wu Yumu). Her dances were most fluid and graceful; her singing voice was as pristine as the sound of nature. Both her dancing and singing brought tremendous enjoyment to many people. The lyrics of one o...
by UK Bodhi Association
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: FOOTPRINTS ON THE JOURNEY - The Diary of Khenpo Sodargye
Replies: 86
Views: 11692

Footprints on the Journey: On Money -Khenpo Sodargye

On Money City dwellers usually wear a look of weariness and worry. Why is that so? After my careful observation, I find money issues are largely to blame. This sack of flesh and bones that we humans survive in, if it fatefully lands in a city, will need the constant support of money. Otherwise, it w...

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