Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Buddhist Education in Modern Society
This teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, brought to you by Siddhartha’s Intent, was given in 2014 in Malaysia. A quote from the teaching:
“The word ‘education’ seems to have lot of different connotations. It can be interpreted as somewhat negative, such as indoctrination or brainwashing. But it also has the connotation of enlightenment, not the enlightenment that we Buddhists usually talk about, but enlightening from a state of lacking of knowledge to a state of knowing the truth. And that connotation, to me, is quite an important one. The word education seems to also have the connotation of culture, becoming more cultured. Now that is very important, because culture is a great tool, but at the same time, culture can be very misleading. And I think this is where the wisdom of the Buddha can be such a big help.” —Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Malaysia, 2014
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Events with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche & Middle Way
- An opening message for Middle Way School September 6, 2018
- Buddhist Parenting and Education Part 1, May 25, 2020
- Buddhist Parenting and Education Part 2, October, 2020
- On Harmony, March 29, 2021
- Q & A at the Middle Way School, July, 2021
Here are some other talks by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche we have highlighted.