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 26th, 2009
Episode 117 of 409 episodes
His Holiness focuses on bodhicitta generated from the seed of compassion watered by the true wisdom that counters obsessive self-cherishing. He explains the rational for generating bodhicitta by âœequalizing and exchangingâ narrow egoism for a mind that cherishes others and how that replaces the causes of suffering with true joy based on verses 73-89 of Nagarjunaâs text. Turning to Kamalashilaâs text, His Holiness explains the methodical process for generating an aspiration for bodhicitta and strengthening that mind into the genuine/spontaneous determination, the entrance into the Bodhisattva path.