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).
June 16th, 2009
Episode 73 of 409 episodes
In the Commentary on Bodhicitta, Nagarjuna addresses intelligent students who require evidence that enlightenment is possible before they can generate the awakening mind aspiring to benefit all beings. His Holiness expands on the concise verses that set forth the Madhyamika (Middle Way tenet system) view of ultimate reality by addressing topics including the lack of an eternal, autonomous, unitary self (atman) and logical fallacies in assertions of ultimate truth presented in other Buddhist tenet systems (Vaibashika, Sautrantrika and Cittamatrin/Mind Only). Kamalishila’s Middling Stages of Meditation presents the method for transforming suffering into enlightenment by inducing direct meditative experience of the wisdom antidote to ignorance grasping at cyclic existence. Commenting on this, His Holiness elaborates on topics such as: types and methods of meditation, dependent origination, cause and effect, wisdom of ultimate reality, nature of mind, universal compassion, meditation on the Four Noble Truths, and cultivation of bodhicitta.