About Bodhi Path Kuching

What is Bodhi Path?

Bodhi Path is an international organization of Buddhist centers founded and directed by Shamar Rinpoche (also known as the Shamarpa). Bodhi Path centers provide a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism. Under Rinpoche's direction, Bodhi Path teachers provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, and offer guidance for practicing Buddhism.


Learning About Buddhism

Bodhi Path offers a curriculum of meditation and study, developed by Shamar Rinpoche, which is grounded in the teachings of the 11th century Indian Buddhist master Atisha, as they were transmitted by Gampopa. This curriculum is particularly well suited to the needs and conditions of modern day Buddhist practitioners.

The curriculum is taught in all Bodhi Path centers, where guidance is provided by qualified resident and visiting teachers appointed by Shamarpa. Bodhi Path offers a mix of lay and monastic teachers from around the world.


Who is Shamarpa?

Shamar Rinpoche is the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama of Tibet. He was born in 1952 and spent many years studying in India with Buddhist scholars. He began to travel and teach in various Buddhist centers throughout Asia and the west in 1980, and in 1996 organized the Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers. Rinpoche is the author of several books. In the most recent, The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche provides an extensive commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje's Seven Points of Mind Training.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Buddhist to attend?

Bodhi Path is open to all, whether or not you are a Buddhist. We firmly believe that learning to meditate is of benefit to everyone.


Is there a commitment?

Each individual determines his or her own level of commitment. While participation in some practices and ceremonies requires deeper commitments, each center offers a range of activities and opportunities to learn and practice that require no commitment.


What are the qualifications of the teachers?

All Bodhi Path teachers have received extensive training according to traditional Buddhist methods. All teachers have been appointed by Shamar Rinpoche according to their qualifications and are held to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. Many teachers have completed multiple 3-year meditation retreats.


Supporting the Center

Bodhi Path is a nonprofit organization. Our center relies on volunteerism and donations to function. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and are greatly appreciated.

Events at Bodhi Path are open to everyone. A suggestion donation is often requested to cover the cost of the program. However, lack of means to make a contribution is never a reason to stay away.

Please inquire about ways you can help support this center and its continuing activities.


Aspirations of Bodhi Path Centers

Through studying and practicing together, a sense of spiritual community develops, which is turn supports our individual study and practice of Buddhism.

There are two levels of benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation. The first benefit is the immediate improvement in the conditions of daily life. The practice of meditation leads to the mind that is more peaceful, more tranquil and more at ease. Because the mind is more relaved, events that usually disturn us seem to take on less importance. Likewise, through meditation the mind gradually learns to be independent of external conditions and circumstances. A mind unaffected by outer conditions is then able to discover its own stability and tranquility. A stable mind, one that is not disturbed, leads to the experience of less suffering in our lives. These are the immediate benefits that come from regular meditation practice.


Shamar Rinpoche

Founder


菩提道简介

有关菩提道

释迦牟尼佛教导智慧和悲悯一切众生之道。这条道路导向启蒙与证得究竟实相或开悟。他的法教已被保存在一个完整的噶玛迦如派谱系中,也是喜马拉雅佛教的主流之一。 菩提道中心由当今最尊贵的第十四世夏玛仁波切创办及领导,他与嘉华噶玛巴,是现任噶玛迦如传承持有者 – 大宝法王听列泰耶多傑陛下的心灵指引下,菩提道教师们提供禅修和哲理教学,并指导佛法修学。

菩提道是什么?

菩提道是由夏玛仁波切(尊称为夏瑪巴)成立并带领的一个国际性佛教中心。菩提道中心立意不分佛教宗派而广传在仁波切的指导下,菩提道教师们提供佛教禅修和哲学并指导佛法修行。

佛法学习

菩提道的禅修和研讨课程是夏玛仁波切依据岗波巴祖师传至十一世纪印度佛学大师阿底峡的佛教而开展。本课程特别适合现代佛教徒的需求和条件。

夏玛仁波切委任来自世界各地的居士和寺院法师们为常住和客座教师,进行课程普遍教导於所有菩提道中心。

常问问题

  • 只有佛教徒才能参加课程吗?
  • 无论你是不是佛教徒,菩提道是开放所有课程给大众参与,因为我们坚信学习禅修能利益众生。

  • 是否需要任何誓愿吗?
  • 每个参加者都可自行决定他或她参与誓愿的程度,虽然某些修行的仪轨和、灌顶法会都规定参加者必须受戒,但是每个中心也提供一系列的活动和机会给初学者练习,此类活动并不需要誓约及受戒。

  • 教师的资格是什么?
  • 所有菩提道教师们都具备传统佛教的广泛培训,多数已完成多次的传统三年三个月的禅修闭关,夏玛仁波切根据如此的资历任命他们,并规定必须持有最高的道德标准


Bodhi Path菩提道佛敎中心傳承簡歷:

Bodhi Path菩提道佛敎是個國際佛教組織, 傳承西藏金剛乘四大敎派( 寧瑪-紅派, 薩迦-花派, 格鲁( 噶當)-黄派 , 噶舉-白派) 中的 噶舉--(白派)的其一支派 > 噶玛噶舉 ( Karma Kagyud ). 噶舉的傳承始於金剛持佛 ( Buddha Vajradhara 或名多傑羗 Dorje Chang ) , 当傳承到密勒日巴(Milarepa, 1052-1135) 的其一弟子岡波巴 ( Gampopa ), 又名達波拉傑 ( Dagro Lharje, 1079-1153 ), 他創建了許多寺院, 包括達波寺 ( Dagpo ), 噶舉派的其一支派也就以達波为名--達波噶舉, 而在傳承到他的四位亲傳弟子, 他們在次創立達波噶舉的支派, 也就是一般所說的 [四大 ] 傳承和 [八小 ] 傳承. (註 : 只介绍四大之一 : 噶玛噶舉. ) 噶玛噶舉 –噶瑪巴( 黑冠法王 )与夏瑪巴 (紅冠法王 ) 在西藏噶瑪噶舉派傳承的重点为大寶法王噶瑪巴与夏玛巴交互替換的轉世過程 . 大寶法王噶瑪巴統領噶瑪噶舉傳承, 延續精純法脈已亨有九百年殊勝的歷史 . 而夏瑪巴仁波切, 乃噶瑪噶舉攝政以及傅承持有者, 同時也被視為阿彌陀佛 ( Amitabha ), 亦即無量壽佛, 無量光佛的化身. 夏瑪巴頭戴輝煌璀璨的紅寶冠. 而敎主噶瑪巴则持有秘密莊厳的黑寶冠.


(一) 黑冠法王噶瑪巴簡歷 :

噶玛噶舉 ( Karma Kagyud ) 是由第一世大寶法王 [ 噶玛巴 Karmapa ]杜松欽巴( Dusum Khyenpa,1110 – 1193 ) 所創立. 噶瑪巴是噶玛噶舉派的最高活佛和精神领袖, 而且噶瑪巴大寶法王也被稱为[ 黑冠法王 ]. 这顶黑色金剛寶冠是噶瑪噶舉派教主的象徵, 代表着最高精神權威. 大寶法王到目前为止, 已経轉了十七世 . 现任大寶法王, 也就是第十七世噶瑪巴 ---鼎烈泰耶多傑陛下 ( H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje ).


(二) 紅冠法王夏瑪巴仁波切簡歷 :

现任夏瑪仁波切是第十四世夏瑪巴( H.H. The 14th Kunzig Shamarpa ), 生于1952年西藏的的Derge. 四岁時被十六世噶瑪巴--譲烱日必多傑( Rongjung Rigpay Dorje, 1924 – 1981 ) 陛下認出他的轉世, 并于1994年被现任, 也就是第十七世噶瑪巴--鼎烈泰耶多傑陛下 ( H.H. The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje ) 所承認. 红冠法王或稱為西藏紅帽喇嘛 - 夏玛巴的轉世傳承, 由1284 年的第一世夏瑪巴圣吉( Khedrup Drakpa Senge 1283-1349 ), 開始至1963年現任第十四世夏玛巴仁波切( H.H. The 14th Kunzig Shamarpa ) 在位, 暫代替大寶法王噶瑪巴陛下管理世界各地噶玛噶舉轄下寺庙的一切宏法利生事業与宏揚佛法. BODHI PATH 1996年, 紅冠法王夏瑪巴为推廣佛法, 利益衆生而成立 Bodhi Path (菩提道佛學会)遍布世界各地, 包恬北美洲, 歐洲, 台湾. 在2009年 9月馬來西亜的砂朥越古晋成立了古晋菩提道佛學会 ( Kuching Bodhi Path Society ), 使該中心成为在馬來西亜的新支点.


古晋菩提道佛學会( Kuching Bodhi Path Society )的成立,其中有段因缘。始於一群善心人士发心为建立藏密金剛乘 --噶玛噶舉 ( 白派 )佛學禅修中心,而由蔡居士夫婦为首请求夏瑪巴仁波切 ( H.H.The 14th Kunzig Shamarpa )及噶玛巴大宝法王( H.H. The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje ) 的允許。在2008年,终于得到夏瑪巴红冠法王的御准並赐名菩提道佛學会 . 于2009年9月本会取得國家社團注册局的批准 ; 而實现本会为建立藏密金剛乘--噶玛蔼舉 (白派 ) 佛寺的開始. 在此, 古晋菩提道佛學中心(Kuching Bodhi Path Society )寻求大众成为本中心的护法,并踊跃捐助佛像金身,中心的维修及日常开销,以及僧侣的供養和布施等等。 这将累积信衆的功德。福報因缘 .


唵 嘛 呢 叭 咪 吽(Oṃ Maṇi Padme Hūṃ) 阿彌陀佛, 吉祥如意 . TASHI TALEK.


See more information on the history of the Shamarpas (via shamarpa.org) . www.bodhipath.org)