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 20th, 2009
Episode 110 of 409 episodes
Alternating between Tibetan and English, His Holiness continues his commentary on the traditional Lam Rim topics: the qualifications of the teacher and the student, the different scopes/aims of beings, the law of Karma, the meaning and causes of Liberation, Refuge, the Four Noble Truths and the three types of suffering, the Bodhisattva goals and practice (with reference to Je Tsongkhapaâs Three Principal Aspects of the Path and the Three Higher Trainings). In English he discusses this lifeâs final destination and emphasizes that real dharma practice is not simply mantra/rituals based on blind faith. He explains how to generate genuine bodhicitta by gaining conviction through study and analysis that the Great Vehicle path to enlightenment is achievable. He concludes by explaining how the profound meditation sessions on ultimate truth and the post-meditative activities of loving compassion act together as two wings propelling practitioners to enlightenment.