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 107 of 409 episodes
His Holiness speaks in English. He explains the biological and social benefits of the warm-hearted compassion that is promoted by secular human values and by the religious traditions of theism and non-theistic Buddhism. He presents the responses of theistic and non-theistic religions to three great spiritual questions: What is the self? Does the self have a beginning? Does the self have an End? In answering these questions, he speaks of his own experiences; warm-heartedness as a counter to depression, anxiety and fear; suffering as the result of mistaking deceptive appearances for reality; and of the profound yogic post-clinical death meditation being practiced at this time by the former Gaden Tripa.