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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 16

What Dharma Practice Means Dharma Practice begins by learning the motivation behind the Truth of Suffering Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 15

Introduction of Four Noble Truths Within learning, thinking, meditating, meditating is not enough. Without learning and thinking, meditation can go on the wrong direction. The spiritual path traditionally begins with refuge, particularly the guru or the Buddha and the Buddha’s experience. He first taught the Four Noble Truths. The truth of suffering has four aspects:…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 14

View, Meditation and Action Total knowledge means knowing all phenomena of past, present and future directly. The way together there is through the view of reality, meditation and the compassionate activities. The four buddhist logos or seals help with perfecting the view: all created phenomena are impermanent, all contaminated phenomena are suffering, all phenomena are…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 13

From Good Human Being to Buddhahood Enlightened beings become what they know, body and mind united, total knowledge. Buddhahood is possible, because based on reality. Relative truth is true if not contradicted by any reliable mind. By removing spiritual blocks total knowledge is possible. Being a good human being means at least not to hurt…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 12

Purpose and Results of Spiritual Practice The short term goal of spiritual practice is to have a good future life. Achieving anything for this life is not spiritual, even being a good person. The Hinayana goal is to stop suffering for oneself, while Buddhahood is the ultimate achievement of total knowledge to be of service…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 11

Becoming a Buddha is the goal of Tibetan Buddhism A genuine spiritual path must come from a reliable source. Tibetan Buddhism is based on the Indian Buddhism of Nalanda and Vikramshila. Atisha brought it to Tibet. Its purpose is for everyone to become Buddha. Having a precious human life is the basis to soon attain…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 10

Dharma is changing negative emotions into positive ones What is dharma? How to change negativity into positivity? Is reincarnation real? How does cause and effect work? Can I use it to create happiness? What is karma? How does purification eliminate negative karma? Why is jealousy harmful? Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 9

Learning, Thinking, Meditating How does spiritual development take place? Is learning more than listening? How does analytical meditation work? Why is concentrating on the result of the analysis important? How does that change negative attitudes and behavior? Audio Only

Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 8

Dealing with Mental Addictions In this talk Gelek Rimpoche highlights the destructive power of addictions, to substances, but even more so, to anger, obsession and to name and fame. According to the Buddha’s teachings, conscientiousness and honesty are the basis on which to get a handle on these negative emotions. If unchallenged, they feed on…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 7

Life is impermanent, be prepared In this talk, Gelek Rimpoche reacts to the death of singer Whitney Houston. He points out the fragility of our life and asks what we can we do if we only have six months to live. Reincarnation is a distinct possibility by looking at twins who bring their habitual patterns…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 6

Managing Our Mind In this talk Gelek Rimpoche emphasizes the importance of working with the mind. He says the essence of spirituality is to avoid negativity, build positivity and watch the mind. That means working on our addictions and building positive habits. In Rimpoche’s own words: “Your mind, your thought process is in your own…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 5

Morality and Three Higher Trainings Key to a complete spiritual practice are the Three Higher Trainings of Morality, Concentration and Wisdom. Morality in particular consists of 1) restraining from wrong doing 2) accumulating virtue and 3) helping others. By using concentration and analysis together, wisdom can develop. Prayers in Tibetan Buddhism lay out the sequence…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 4

Dharma is Correcting Ourselves Grasping at me leads to grasping at mine. That creates hatred and obsession, leading to suffering. Understanding that, we are responsible for our own happiness. Negativities can be purified and we can always create positive deeds. By seeing how negative emotions take over, we can begin to practice true Dharma: correct…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 3

True Purpose of Spiritual Practice The purpose of Tibetan Buddhism is to attain Buddhahood, although along the way there are the goals of a) a better future life and b) attaining freedom from suffering. Dependent origination and karma is what our life is really made of and that shows us the responsibility for our well…
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Tibetan Buddhism Talks: Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche 2

Tibetan Buddhism is pure Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism came through Indian Buddhism of Nalanda and Vikramshila, which focused on Transcendental Wisdom, Pure Wisdom, Logic, Metaphysics, Morality. It carries sutra and Vajrayana aspects, which are also based on the Three Higher Trainings of Morality, Concentration, Wisdom. True Spirituality is building positivity and eradicating negativity and the Lam…
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