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 23rd, 2009
Episode 116 of 409 episodes
His Holiness answers questions about methodical study of Je Tsongkhapaâs Lam Rim Chen-mo and support for His Holinessâ mission for Tibet. His Holiness begins explaining Kamalshilaâs text and the requisites for developing bodhicitta. Compassion is the root, and the variety that fuels bodhicitta is generated from its complement, genuine renunciation. First, identify the source of oneâs own suffering (forced cyclic rebirth of aggregates), its causes (afflictions and their karmic fruit) and cure (valid wisdom). Genuine renunciation demarcates Buddhist morality and virtue. From this, expand awareness of othersâ suffering, counter narrow prejudice with equanimity, deepen gratitude towards all beings and the cherishing resolve. Remember that dharma practice is a 24-hour undertaking that is recharged in meditation and teaching sessions.
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