The Future of Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Society
These are two public talks entitled ‘The Future of Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Society’, given by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the invitation of Rigpa in London, on 10-11 March 2018. The teaching itself is complete and unedited.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche was requested to share his insights into the future of Buddhism in the Modern world, addressing key questions such as:
—What are the main challenges and opportunities for Buddhism in the Modern World?
—How can the tradition of Tantric Buddhism, as found in the Tibetan tradition, co-exist with a society increasingly dominated by individualism and the rejection of gurus?
—Are there risks in the trend to secularise Buddhism? —What dangers are inherent in the rejection by some Buddhists of teachings on rebirth and karma?