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Buddhism In A Nutshell, with Geshe Konchog Kyab
This introductory teaching provides a simple and condensed overview of Buddhist philosophy. Geshe Konchog Kyab explains the most important elements of Buddhism from a practical and modern perspective. If you are brand new to Buddhism and eastern thought, this lecture provides an important foundation for further study. Geshe la originally gave this teaching to a group of students at Florida International University in 2009, at the invitation of the organization Students for a Free Tibet.
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Public Lectures by Geshe Kyab
The Three Principal Aspects of the Buddhist Path
This class presents an excellent introduction and overview to the Tibetan Buddhist system and philosophy. The teaching is based on a short poem composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelugpa lineage and tutor to the first Dalai Lama. In these short lines, Lama Tsongkhapa covers the entire process of achieving enlightenment. Because of its brevity and profound depth, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path is taught all over the world to new students and advanced practitioners alike.
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Balancing Pleasure and Practice – The Peacock in the Poison Grove (from the Wheel of Sharp Weapons)
This lecture is based on The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, one of the most esteemed and celebrated Buddhist teachings, composed by the great Indian yogi Dharmarakshita (c. 10th Century). Although the title is intimidating, this teaching is really about the suffering that we cause ourselves in pursuit of selfish goals. But like the beautifal peacock who is able to eat poisonous plants, a true practitioner can turn the dangerous pleasures of this world into the tools of spiritual practice.
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Controlling Negative Emotions
We all experience negative emotions from time to time. Are they like the weather – beyond our control? Is it just a fact of life that we must suffer? Listen as a Tibetan monk describes coping methods perfected over millenia, from the ancient teachings of the Lord Buddha.
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Understanding Life – Evolution, Karma and Rebirth
How are we born? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Geshe Konchog Kyab presents the Buddhist view on how the world is formed, how life began and how beings spin incessantly through the cycle of existance.
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Understanding Death – Between Death and Birth
What happens after we die? Where do we go and how do we get there? Geshe Konchog Kyab explains how beings migrate between birth and death and the unique scientific view of Buddhist rebirth
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Everyday Happiness – Life, Love, and Career
We can’t all live like monks, but we do the best we can. This class teaches us how to bring our spiritual practice into our ordinary lives: At work and at home.
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Buddhist Economics 101
A special set of lectures on how to maintain your calm and stability in the midst of a turbulent economy. Geshe Konchog Kyab shares ancient wisdom that can cure modern problems in this timely series.
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|Appreciating What you Already Have: Renunciation||Download Session 1 Now||Download Session 2 Now|
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Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal in 1972, where he studied under Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Since then he has served the FPMT and its spiritual leaders tirelessly. Dr. Nick was a monk for several years and co-founder of Wisdom Publication. He has edited and published many teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and established and/or directed several other FPMT activities, including the International Mahayana Institute, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, the Enlightened Experience Celebration, Mahayana Publications, Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and now the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. He was a member of the FPMT board of directors from its inception in 1983 until 2002.
He also teaches module 5, Death and Rebirth, for Discovering Buddhism at Home.
Dr. Nick visited us in April, 2012. Here is a teaching he gave on the four noble truths.
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Jon Landaw, author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944. From 1972 to 1977 Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment, published by Snow Lion in 1993.
Jon teaches the dharma in numerous FPMT centers throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Capitola, California, USA with his wife and three children, and leads the Discovering Buddhism courses at Land of Medicine Buddha.
The Nature of Mind
Understanding how your own mind operates is a fundamental part of Buddhist practice. Long before Freud, Buddhism began a deep exploration into the nature of human perception, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Listen to an excerpt from a recent visit by Jon Landaw as he introduces this fascinating and essential subject.
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Lam Rim Chen Mo Lectures
Beginning on Tuesday evenings at the end of October 2016, current resident teacher, Venerable Tendron, will begin classes on Lama Tsongkhapa’s The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment Volume 2. Students keen on implementing the Buddha’s teachings will have the chance to study, discuss and meditate on the invaluable commentary by Lama Tsongkhapa on the six perfections.
In this set of recorded lectures, former resident teacher, Geshe Kyab discusses selected topics from Volumes 1 and 3.
A previous set of lectures, spanning about two years, uses Liberation in the Palm of Our Hands as the source material. See the “Mayahana” tab above.
Teachings from Volume 1
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|Chapter 6: Refuting Misconceptions About Meditation||Download Now|
|Chapter 7: A Human Life of Leisure and Opportunity||Download Now|
|Chapter 10: Reflecting On Your Future Life||Download Now|
|Chapter 15: Purification Through The Four Powers||Download Now|
|Chapter 17: The Eight Types of Suffering||Download Now|
|Chapter 19: Further Meditations on Suffering||Download Now|
Teachings from Volume 3
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|Chapter 22: Analyzing A Chariot||Download Now|
|Chapter 22-23: Analyzing Chariot and Person||Download Now|
Introduction to Mind
The Nature of Mind, with Jon Landaw
Understanding how your own mind operates is a fundamental part of Buddhist practice. Long before Freud, Buddhism began a deep exploration into the nature of human perception, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Listen to an excerpt from a recent visit by Jon Landaw, a great teacher and the author of Buddhism for Dummies, as he introduces this fascinating and essential subject.
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Venerable Amy Miller
Amy Miller (Ven. Losang Chodren) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management in India, Nepal and the United States.
Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Amy has been the director of Milarepa Center since the autumn of 2008.
Buddhism in a Nutshell
During her visit with us in March, 2012, Venerable Amy gave us an overview of her book Buddhism in a Nutshell. This recorded “nugget” is packed with the breadth of the Buddha’s teachings and provides glimpses of the depths that one can reach if she is committed.
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