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Teaching Schedule of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Is There Buddhism Without Rebirth?

Date:
19 July 2015
Time:
10:00am - 6:00pm
At:
Berkeley, California

***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT THERE WILL BE A LIVESTREAM.  GO HERE TO VIEW

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The UC Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies
in partnership with Khyentse Foundation and Siddhartha’s Intent - Western Door 

Jointly present:
Is There Buddhism Without Rebirth?

A Day-Long Public Talk With
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
(With Chinese Translation)

Where:

Wheeler Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley

 

When:

Sunday, July 19, 2015


9:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m - 12 pm First Session

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30-3:30 p.m. Second Session

3:30-4 pm Break

4-6 pm  Third Session

 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT but we are happy to announce that it will be livestreamed.  GO HERE TO VIEW.

 

Is There Buddhism Without Rebirth?

In classrooms and dharma centers alike, westerners encountering Buddhism for the first time must come to terms with the widespread Buddhist belief in rebirth. For many, death represents the ultimate unknown, the ultimate lesson in impermanence. Why then, they ask themselves, should they believe Buddhism’s answer to this perplexing question, any more than the answers of other religions that teach eternal salvation in heaven or damnation in hell? Does rebirth fall into the category of “cultural trappings,” such as sexist views of women, certain ritual forms, and belief in traditional Indian cosmology—cultural accretions that can be dismissed as extraneous to the “core teachings” of Buddhism?

Many westerners view belief in reincarnation as simply irrelevant to their engagement in Buddhism. Yet for centuries, Buddhist texts have been filled with warnings about heretics who deny the existence of rebirth and the ethical ramifications of such views. How are we to understand such warnings? And if we discard all such “cultural trappings” as irrelevant to what is essential about Buddhism, what is left of a religion that teaches the lack of any independent essence?

Click here for directions to Wheeler Auditorium:

Parking in Berkeley can be difficult. A list of parking lots close to Wheeler Auditorium is found at this link: Parking section Or take BART, http://www.bart.gov/, to the Berkeley station and stroll 0.6 miles accross the campus to Wheeler Auditorium.

Event Contact: Linda Page at linda@siddharthasintent.org

中文連絡人 : 張台生 taisonzhang@gmail.com

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沒有來生的佛教存在嗎

宗薩蔣揚欽哲仁波切

全日公開講座(現場中文翻譯)

2015 年7月19日(週日)

9:00am 註冊

10:00am-12:00pm 第一場講座

12:00pm-1:30pm 午餐休息

1:30pm-3:30pm 第二場講座

3:30pm-4:00pm 休息

4:00pm-6:00pm 第三場講座

已額滿

對於仁波切所開示的"沒有來生的佛教存在嗎", 我們將會提供網路直播。
網路的連結會在開示當天,2015年7月19日,公佈於此網站。

 沒有來生的佛教存在嗎

 當西方人初次接觸到佛教,無論是在課堂上或是在佛教中心,他們都必須面對佛教普遍對「來生」的信仰。對很多人而言,死亡代表了終極的未知,是無常的終極課題。他們會自問:對這個令人迷惑的問題,為何他們要相信佛教所提供的答案,而不去相信其他宗教所教導的天堂永恆的救贖、或地獄的懲罰?來生、轉世是否是屬於所謂「文化裝飾物」,一如對女性的歧視、某些特殊形式的儀式、以及相信傳統印度天文曆法一樣,都是文化衍生出來的東西,都不屬於佛教的「核心教法」,因此是否是多餘的、是可以拋棄的?

 許多西方人認為相不相信轉世,基本上跟信仰佛教沒有任何關係。然而,許多世紀以來,佛教經典對於否認來生的謬見,以及這種觀點所會導致的倫理分歧,不斷地提出警告。我們應該如何了解這種警告?如果我們拋棄所有這些跟佛教精要無關的「文化裝飾物」的話,那麼對於教導萬有皆無自性的宗教,還有什麼東西剩下?

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會場 Wheeler Auditorium 資訊:http://calperformances.org/visit/venues/wheeler-auditorium.php

柏克萊校區停車相當困難。靠近會場的停車場資訊:Parking section 

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 講座聯絡人: Linda Page  linda@siddharthasintent.org

中文連絡人 : 張台生  taisonzhang@gmail.com