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 18th, 2009
Episode 108 of 409 episodes
His Holiness responds in English to students’ questions and discusses the discipline of a bullying son, Chairman Maoâs advice on the Tibetan national flag, the balance of faith and doubt, and then concludes his discussion of Buddhist responses to the third spiritual question (does the self have an end) by explaining the logical basis for asserting that the purified continua of Buddhas do not end. His Holiness begins the commentary on Je Tsongkhapaâs Condensed Stages of the Path in Tibetan`(English translation available for download at the following website, www.tibetanclassics.org/Jinpa_Translation.html). His extensive discourse on the first verse presents an overview of the path to Buddhahood (including inter-dependent causation, the importance of intellectual analysis, the âœfour perverted viewsâ that lead to suffering, the nature of mind, its afflictions/obscurations and their antidotes).