H.H. the Dalai Lama, the most prominent contemporary figure in Tibetan Buddhism, teaches regularly on a variety of topics ranging from entry level lectures to profound oral commentaries on seminal texts covering subjects such as Wisdom, Compassion, Ethics, Nature of the Mind, Buddhism and Science, and Meditation and Psychotherapy. His office does a great job making the teachings available through its official webcast. Now they are available in a podcast here as MP3 audio files encoded at 64Kbps mono. If you rather see video, check out the “Dalai Lama Video Teachings” podcasts (available in Standard Quality and High Quality).
July 17th, 2009
Episode 106 of 409 episodes
As His Holiness prepares for the permission initiation (Jenang) of Four Armed Avalokiteshvara in the tradition of Atisha, the congregation recites the Heart Sutra. His Holiness then explains and offers lay precepts of individual liberation. Before His Holiness performs the ceremony for generating a mind aspiring to bodhichitta, the congregants recite the Seven Limb Prayer from Shantidevaâs Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. During the Avalokitshvara jenang, His Holiness comments on the purpose of tantric meditation and confers the Bodhisattva Vows for engaging bodhichitta. His Holiness concludes by completing his reading of Atishaâs Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.