The Heart Sutra teachings given by His Holiness the 14th
Dalai Lama in Mountain View, CA can be heard or downloaded to be listened
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|Ven. Thubten Chodron, Ven. Robina
Courtinand and Ven. Sangye Khadro
Introduction to Buddhism:
The 3 Principle Aspects of the Path
Ven. Thubten Chodron
These three lectures were recorded during an Introduction to Buddhism course
given by Ven. Chodron in Seattle in 1999, and are based on Lama Tsong Khapa's
"Three Principle Aspects of the Path."
Part I: The Determination to Be Free
What is true freedom, and are we actually free right now? One of Buddhism's
most fundamental concepts is the desire and determination to be free from our
constantly recurring difficulties and to attain liberation. (1 hour, 2 minutes)
Part II: The Altruistic Intention
The altruistic intention, or "bodhicitta," deals with recognizing that others are in
the same boat we're in, and generating the altruistic intention to become a
Buddha in order to be able to benefit all sentient beings most effectively. This is
also referred to as "bodhicitta." (1 hour, 4 minutes)
Part III: Wisdom (Emptiness, Golf and the Media)
"Wisdom" explains the kind of wisdom needed to perceive reality as it actually is,
rather than as we're conditioned to perceive it. (1 hour, 24 minutes)
The Bodhisattva's Jewel Mala
Ven. Thubten Chodron
In May 2000, Venerable Chodron began a class on this text by Atisha, 113 lines
of advice on thought transformation, a Mahayana practice that allows us to
make each and every moment of our lives meaningful and peaceful by
transforming anger and attachment and all types of suffering. A good class for
beginners as well as longtime practitioners. This is a unique opportunity to listen
to a current class series at DFF.
(Read more about the class / Read more about the text)
| Chapter 1: Humility, Doubt and Laziness
May 10, 2000: The first class in the series.
(1 hour, 1 minute)
| Suffering and Our Junkie
Ven. Robina Courtin
We're all like addicts, says Ven. Robina Courtin, frantically grasping for the next
fix of whatever appears to make us happy. The key to happiness, she explains
in this characteristically funny and personal talk, is overcoming our addictions,
while ironically increasing our enjoyment of life. Recorded Oct. 9, 2000.
(1 hour, 35 minutes)
Suffering and Our Junkie Mind
Is Mind the Source of Happiness
Ven. Chodron and Ven. Sangye Khadro
In Madison, Wisc. this summer, Ven. Chodron and
Ven. Sangye Khadro gave a series of lectures on the topic "Is Mind The Source of Happiness?"
| Is Mind the Source of Happiness? Part 1
Is Mind the Source of Happiness? Part 2
Is Mind the Source of Happiness? Part 3
In this lecture, Ven. Sangye Khadro discusses the topic of what meditation is
and actually leads a meditation.
Is Mind the Source of Happiness? Part 4
Is Mind the Source of Happiness? Part 5
Part 5, the conclusion to the series, is only 5 minutes long.
Special thanks to Roy (Shenghai Li) for providing the audio for this series.