Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: La pratica di Vajrasattva 3

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: “Quando si realizza anche un lieve progresso in questa meditazione, in realtà ci si sente meglio. Si possono fare sogni speciali.”

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: “Quando si realizza anche un lieve progresso in questa meditazione, in realtà ci si sente meglio. Si possono fare sogni speciali.”

Commentario alla pratica di Vajrasattva di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama a Labsum Shedrub Ling, Washington, New Jersey USA, il 23 settembre 1984. Leggermente modificato da un manoscritto (non controllato) di Sandra Smith, novembre 2012. Traduzione dall’inglese in italiano del Dott. Luciano Villa, revisione dell’Ing. Alessandro Tenzin Villa e di Graziella Romania nell’ambito del Progetto “Free Dalai Lama’s Teachings” , approvato direttamente da Sua Santità il Dalai Lama, vedi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRh3Kj_UETU, a beneficio di tutti gli esseri senzienti. Ci scusiamo per i possibili errori ed omissioni. Vedi http://www.sangye.it/wordpress2/?p=3737 .

Terza parte.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Ci sono lievi differenze tra i vari modi di praticare il rituale, ma questa è la procedura generale. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Compassione e la persona 1

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Credo che nessuno è nato libero dal bisogno di amore.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Credo che nessuno è nato libero dal bisogno di amore.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Compassione e la persona – prima parte

Lo scopo della vita.
Una grande questione è alla base la nostra esperienza, che ci pensiamo consciamente o no: qual è lo scopo della vita? Ho esaminato la questione e vorrei condividere i miei pensieri con la speranza che possano essere di diretto vantaggio pratico a coloro che ci leggono.
Credo che lo scopo della vita è quello di essere felici. Dal momento della nascita, ogni essere umano vuole la felicità e non vuole la sofferenza. Né il condizionamento sociale, né l’istruzione, né l’ideologia possono influire su questo. Dal profondo del nostro essere, semplicemente desideriamo star bene. Non so se l’universo, con le sue innumerevoli galassie, stelle e pianeti, abbia un significato più profondo o meno. Ma, per lo meno, è chiaro che noi esseri umani che viviamo su questa terra abbiamo il compito di realizzare una vita felice per noi stessi. Pertanto, è importante scoprire ciò che ci porterà il massimo grado di felicità.
Come raggiungere la felicità.
Tanto per cominciare, è possibile dividere ogni tipo di felicità e sofferenza in due categorie principali: fisica e mentale.
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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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Compassione e la persona 2

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Credo la chiave per un mondo più felice e di più successo è la crescita della compassione. Non abbiamo bisogno di diventare religiosi, né abbiamo bisogno di credere in una ideologia. Tutto ciò che è necessario per ciascuno di noi è di sviluppare le nostre buone qualità umane.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Credo la chiave per un mondo più felice e di più successo è la crescita della compassione. Non abbiamo bisogno di diventare religiosi, né abbiamo bisogno di credere in una ideologia. Tutto ciò che è necessario per ciascuno di noi è di sviluppare le nostre buone qualità umane.

Sua Santità il Dalai Lama: Compassione e la persona – seconda parte

Sviluppare la compassione.
Alcuni dei miei amici mi hanno detto che, mentre l’amore e la compassione sono meravigliosi ed ottimi, in realtà non sono molto rilevanti. Il nostro mondo, si dice, non è un luogo in cui tali concezioni hanno molta influenza o potere. Essi sostengono che la rabbia e l’odio sono così tanto parte della natura umana che l’umanità ne sarà sempre dominato. Non sono d’accordo.

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