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).
April 30th, 2009
Episode 9 of 409 episodes
Compassion, Bodhichitta and the wisdom realizing dependent arising and emptiness: In a brief introduction to the day’s teachings His Holiness the Dalai Lama highlights these three indispensable elements of the path to enlightenment, rarely presented so vividly and persuasively as in the “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”. His Holiness concludes Chapter 5, the chapter on patience. Anger perpetuates the cycle of violence and suffering. The practice of patience does not consist in weakly giving in to oppression but in that which squarely opposes the chief oppressor, our own anger. In Chapter 6, on enthusiastic perseverance, the obstacle is laziness, the laziness of idleness, the laziness of being distracted by the mean and trivial and lastly the laziness of putting oneself down.