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 22nd, 2009
Episode 113 of 409 episodes
Opens with the Chinese students reciting the Heart Sutra and a four-line dedication prayer. After welcoming the students, His Holiness gives an introductory overview of the entire path to buddhahood by commenting on the Chinese dedication prayer and a sutra verse (âœWhoever sees dependent origination sees the dharma . . .â). Focusing on the unique Buddhist views of the self and the two levels of dependent origination (causal and imputational), he explains how they respectively relate to the two truths, the method and wisdom aspects of the bodhisattva path, and the rupa and dharma kayas.
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