Buddhist Venture

Buddha’s Teachings

Every human being naturally seeks to be free of suffering and to have abundant happiness, but true happiness only comes as the fruition of wise choices and inner cultivation.

The Bliss and Wisdom Buddhist Foundation founded by Venerable Master Ri-Chang, and the various studies it has launched, are all to help us gain an untainted wisdom, to guide our spiritual growth and elevation so that we can be wiser and happier. Studies centered around A Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (LamRim ChenMo) foster ways of understanding and personal conduct that are based on Buddha’s Teachings; they lead a learner to recognize living beings, as well as to recognize the truths and purposes of life.

LamRim Discussion Classes are classes that value theoretical understanding and real-life applications alike. Discussion classes have now spread all over the world, and run for two hours each week. After the first year, a fellow learner may volunteer in the Bliss and Wisdom Organization, to apply the learnings to daily life. We sincerely welcome you to seek information about signing up for discussion classes in all regions, to join us on the joyful path as a fellow learner of Buddha’s teachings.

I have received immeasurable benefits from my teachers and the teachings of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This is why I am doing everything I can to introduce it to both renunciants and lay practitioners.

Founder of the Bliss & Wisdom Foundation, the late Ven. Jih-Chang