Covering the Prologue by His Holiness on what it means to be a 21st Century Buddhist and starting the Preface, which lays out the history and purpose.
Series: Approaching the Buddhist Path (Friday Teachings)
Teachings based on Approaching the Buddhist Path, the first book in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.
Teaching on Chapter One: Exploring Buddhism, looking at the relationship between Buddhism, science and other religions.
Finishing Chapter 1, Exploring Buddhism, focusing on the value of a broad perspective when beginning to learn about Buddhism.
Beginning Chapter 2 “The Buddhist View of Life” and covering the section “What Is Mind?”
Continuing Chapter 2 and covering the section “Body, Mind, Rebirth and Self.”
Covering the sections “The Four Truths of the Aryas” and “Dependent Arising and Emptiness.”
Covering the sections “Dependent Arising and the Three Jewels” and “The Possibility of Ending Duhkha.”
Beginning Chapter 3: Mind and Emotions, exploring the relationship between unhappiness and non-virtue.
Venerable Thubten Jigme reviews the first chapter, focusing on understanding how the mind is the source of happiness and pain.
Venerable Thubten Samten leads a review on the first few chapters, focusing on how to practice in the face of an ethical crisis.