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1 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ’12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “From the beginning of our training it is important to train in ethics along with meditative stabilisation”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “From the beginning of our training it is important to train in ethics along with meditative stabilisation”.

First part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings November 30 – December 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries, including Atisha’s “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron)”, Tsongkhapa’s “Great, Middling, and Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (lamrim chenmo, lamrim dringpo and lamrim dudon)”, and 14 other classic Lam Rim texts at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India, see and video here http://www.dalailama.com/webcasts/post/267-18-great-stages-of-the-path-lam-rim-commentaries. Translated from Tibetan into English by Mr Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for possible errors and omissions.

Day 1 – 30 November 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We have eight great Lamrim texts as well as a further ten. There is a tradition of giving the transmission for all eight texts together. It is 610 years since Lama Tsong Khapa wrote the great Lamrim Chenmo. Many became realised great masters simply by studying and practising the Lamrim Chenmo. Continua »

 

2 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ’12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “It is important to combine study, meditation and reflection”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “It is important to combine study, meditation and reflection”.

Second part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings November 30 – December 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com. Translated from Tibetan into English by Mr Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for possible errors and omissions.

Day 1 – 30 November 2012 and Day 2 – 1 December 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Conditions for a favourable rebirth have to be accumulated through the appropriate causes. Continua »

 

3 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ’12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “Death is certain. The time of death is uncertain. Only our practice will help us at the time of death”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “Death is certain. The time of death is uncertain. Only our practice will help us at the time of death”.

Third part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings November 30 – December 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/ Translated from Tibetan into English by Mr Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for possible errors and omissions.

Day 2 – 1 December 2012 and Day 3 – 2 December 2012.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Whatever is produced is, by definition, impermanent. When we talk of something being produced, or arising, we see it as being brought about. When we describe something as ‘impermanent’ we see it as disintegrating. However, things are changing all the time. They don’t stay the same, even for an instant. What arises is subject to disintegration because it has a cause. Continua »

 

4 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ’12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “If we can reduce self-centredness and cultivate an altruistic attitude this will reduce our stress and disturbing emotions and lead to a calm mind”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “If we can reduce self-centredness and cultivate an altruistic attitude this will reduce our stress and disturbing emotions and lead to a calm mind”.

Fourth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings November 30 – December 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/. Translated from Tibetan into English by Mr Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible errors and omissions.

Day 3 – 2 December 2012 and Day 4 – 3 December 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

As long as we are subject to delusions we will have a karmic, samsaric body subject to the three sufferings: the suffering of suffering, the suffering of change and pervasive suffering. Continua »

 

5 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ’12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “The very reason that things perish and disintegrate is because they have a cause”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “The very reason that things perish and disintegrate is because they have a cause”.

Fifth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/webcasts/post/267-18-great-stages-of-the-path-lam-rim-commentaries. Translated from Tibetan into English by Mr Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible errors and omissions.

Day 3 – 2 December 2012 and Day 4 – 3 December 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths three times. First, he introduced the nature of the Four Noble Truths. Second, he focussed on how to practice based on the Four Noble Truths, and third, the result of these first two, namely that once we understand the full nature of suffering and how to put an end to it there is nothing more to be actualised. Continua »

 

6 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”We need to practice with the aspiration to become a bodhisattva for without this it is impossible to become a Buddha”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”We need to practice with the aspiration to become a bodhisattva for without this it is impossible to become a Buddha”.

Sixth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible errors and omissions.

Day 4 – 3 December 2012 and day 5 – 4 December 2012.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

For those who have ethics it is happiness. For those who breach ethics there is suffering. Continua »

 

7 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Patience protects that which is most precious in the world from the dangers of anger”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Patience protects that which is most precious in the world from the dangers of anger”.

Seventh part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/ Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible errors and omissions.

Day 6 – 5 December 2012 and Day 7 – 6 December 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

(Most of the day was taken up with ritual practices such as H.H. Dalai Lama’s Praise to the 17 Nalanda Masters http://www.sangye.it/wordpress2/?p=2147 , the Long Life Puja for His Holiness and Generating Bodhicitta.)

The highway that leads one to Buddhahood is bodhicitta. Continua »

 

8 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”When laxity, lethargy or excitement are setting in we need to be aware of this and use vigilance to prevent them developing”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”When laxity, lethargy or excitement are setting in we need to be aware of this and use vigilance to prevent them developing”.

Eigth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/ Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible error and omission.

Day 7 – 6 December 2012 and day 8 – 7 December 2012.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

When we see that samsara is like an illusion it does not make us feel despair at cultivating the Six Perfections. Continua »

 

9 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

Dependent origination does not mean the non-existence of things that perform functions. It simply means that they exist dependent on causes and conditions.

Dependent origination does not mean the non-existence of things that perform functions. It simply means that they exist dependent on causes and conditions.

Ninth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/webcasts/post/267-18-great-stages-of-the-path-lam-rim-commentaries. Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible error and omission.

Day 8 – 7 December 2012 and day 9 – 8 December 2012 .

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The elephant of the mind is tied with the rope of mindfulness to a pillar. Continua »

 

10 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Things have to arise from their causes and conditions. So a rice seedling has to arise from a rice seed. ”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Things have to arise from their causes and conditions. So a rice seedling has to arise from a rice seed. ”.

Tenth part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/webcasts/post/267-18-great-stages-of-the-path-lam-rim-commentaries. Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible error and omission.

Day 9 – 8 December 2012 and day 10 – 9 December 2012.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Seventh Dalai Lama said that all we see is empty and the mind itself which perceives these things is also empty. Continua »

 

11 HH Dalai Lama: Teaching on 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Mundgod ‘12

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Studying the root texts of the Nalanda masters is the best way to preserve the Nalanda tradition, which is at the root of Tibetan Buddhism”.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ”Studying the root texts of the Nalanda masters is the best way to preserve the Nalanda tradition, which is at the root of Tibetan Buddhism”.

Eleventh part of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2012 on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Mundgod, India, see http://www.jangchuplamrim.org/ and video here http://www.dalailama.com/. Translated from Tibetan into English by Lotsava Tenzin Tsepag. Trascript by Dr. Peter Lawrence-Roberts, first revision and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa within the project “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” for the benefit of all sentient beings. We apologize for any possible error and omission.

Day 12 – 11 December 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness started the day with preparations for the conferring of the White Tara initiation to be given at the end of the morning’s teachings. Continua »