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 3rd, 2009
Episode 92 of 409 episodes
Many accomplished beings have arisen as a result of the teachings the Buddha gave more than 2500 years ago. They overcame the disturbing emotions that give us trouble and which are rooted in ignorance. An example of our ignorance is the way we almost instinctively respond to pleasant and unpleasant objects either avidly wanting them or wishing to be rid of them. Disturbing emotions have no long term remedy other than understanding of emptiness. His Holiness continues to read from the Jataka tales that cite incidents in the former lives of the Buddha, when he was still a bodhisattva, that retain a moral for today. Repeatedly he engaged in significant acts of generosity and was an exemplar of virtue. During the tea breaks, His Holiness resumes the transmission of the Songs of Milarepa that he has been giving steadily for the last two or three years.