Speaker Khenpo Sodargye: Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Meditation in China

News item posted on: November 11th, 2014

Khenpo Sodargye

The UVa Contemplative Sciences Center, the UVa East Asia Center, and the UVa Tibet Center are hosting Khenpo Sodargye to speak to the local community.

WHERE: Ruffner Hall – G006

Khenpo Sodargye will speak at the University of Virginia on Buddhist meditation in the Tibetan tradition and its contemporary practice by Chinese followers in classical and modern adaptations.  The talk will be given in Tibetan with an English language translation.


Khenpo Sodargye is one of the leading Tibetan Buddhist voices in contemporary China. While highly educated in the traditional monastic philosophy and practices, his accessible Chinese language publications on Buddhism have made him one of the two or three most popular Tibetan authors in the whole of China, as well as highly popular among young lay Tibetans.  Khenpo Sodargye was born in Eastern Tibet in 1962, and studied with one of the 20th century’s greatest Tibetan Buddhist figures, Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok.  He is currently one of the leaders of Larung Gar in Northeastern Tibet, which is the largest Tibetan religious institute in the world today.  See  www.khenposodargye.org for some of his publications and activities.