Dalai Lama - An Introduction to Buddhism [FULL AUDIOBOOK]

26 Mar 2021

The "Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama" series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holiness, the perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice.

There is no one more suited to introduce beginners-and remind seasoned practitioners- of the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Speaking to
an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha's first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace. He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism's most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings.

This book was previously published under the title Lighting the Way.

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00:00 - Intro
00:20 - Forward
04:42 - Chapter 1: The Principles of Buddhism : The Four Noble Truths
07:03 - Three Levels of Understanding
10:13 - Buddhism and other Ancient Traditions
18:01 - Dependent Origination and the Law of Causality
24:07 - The Inner World of Consciousness
29:08 - The Four Principles of Reality
37:33 - The Four Noble Truths
43:12 - The Three Higher Trainings
51:26 - Chapter 2: Teachings on The Eight Verses on Training the Mind
58:12 - Cultivating Wisdom and Skillful Means
1:10:57 - Making a New Spiritual Resolve
1:14:17 - Verse 1
1:28:47 - Verse 2
1:33:10 - Verse 3
1:36:14 - Verse 4
1:37:31 - Verse 5
1:39:58 - Verse 6
1:40:56 - Verse 7
1:51:08 - Verse 8
1:55:26 - The Grasping at Self
1:58:19 - Generating the Altruistic Mind of Awakening: A Ceremony
2:02:49 - Chapter 3: Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
2:12:44 - Understanding the Three Jewels
2:37:18 - Going for Refuge in the Three Jewels
2:39:51 - Levels of Spiritual Trainees
2:47:15 - The Three Principles Factors of the Path
2:58:13 - The Question of Rebirth
3:02:47 - Scripture Reason and Empirical Evidence
3:09:05 - The Level of Initial Capacity
3:13:14 - The Level of Middling Capacity
3:21:54 - The Level of Great Capacity
3:24:14 - Generating the Altruistic Mind of Awakening
3:28:55 - The Bodhisattva Vows
3:35:03 - The Practice of Calm Abiding
3:49:53 - The Wisdom of Emptiness

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