In Praise of Dependent Origination

Khenpo Sodargye(Tibetan:མཁན་པོ བསོད་དར་རྒྱས;Chinese:堪布索达吉)was born in Drakgo in Kham Tibet on the fourth day of the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar in 1962.

After being ordained at Larung Gar Serthar Buddhist Institute in 1985, Khenpo relied on Kyabje Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche as his root guru. After intensive study of the five principle treatises on Madhyamaka, Prajnaparamita, Abhidharma, Vinaya, and Buddhist Logic, Khenpo received direct transmissions of tantric teachings such as the Great Perfection, Kalachakra, and the Great Illusory Net from Kyabje Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and gained unshakable faith in the Omniscient Longchenpa and Mipham Rinpoche. Through his practice, he obtained supreme realization of these teachings.

After engaging in classic Tibetan Buddhist debate and after undergoing oral and written examination he obtained his “Khenpo” degree. Khenpo was then placed in charge of the institute by Kyabje Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and became Kyabje’s chief translator for Chinese disciples .

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