The Heart Sutra teachings given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Mountain View, CA can be heard or downloaded to be listened to later at


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               Recordings of Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen chanting in  Sanskrit and Tibetan

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How to benefit from these talks:  To fully benefit from these teachings, try to listen as if you were in class yourself. Reduce distractions to minimum, and sit comfortably. You might even want to take notes!  If you don't have time to listen to the whole lecture, note the time displayed on the RealPlayer.  Next time, you can use the slider to resume listening from that exact point.

Teachings and Lectures
Listed Below 
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 Mind
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.

   Webmaster's Dedication:  It has been a blessing for me to be able to make these recordings available on the Internet.  When we began this project, I knew of no other audio dharma teachings on the web. It is pleasing now to see so many.  The presence of qualified teachers speaking to students in this way will only serve to increase the quality and benefit of human life. This life is so precious and our time is very short.  May we all diligently strive to realize the true nature of reality and develop the unsurpassable joy of experiencing great compassion for all beings.  Also, may we always create within ourselves the necessary faith and understanding to guide us along the this lifetime and those to come.