Library of Wisdom and Compassion

Teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on the stages of the path for a Western audience.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Nominally existent self

Continuing the teaching from Chapter 8, using the examples to explain who cycles in samsara.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Who experiences the 12 links?

Continuing the teaching from Chapter 8, completing the example from the Pali explanation and covering…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Examples of how we cycle

Teaching from Chapter 8, describing the implicit explanation of the 12 links and covering the…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Explicit and implicit presentations of the 12 links

Continuing the teachings from Chapter 8, explaining the explicit and implicit descriptions of the 12…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Aging or death

Completing Chapter 7, describing the twelfth-link, aging or death and starting Chapter 8 "Dependent Origination:…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Questions and answers on meditation

Teaching from Chapter 7, responding to questions on meditating on the dying process and how…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Birth

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, describing the importance of imagining our own death and explaining…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Q&A on the 12 links of dependent origination

Teaching from Chapter 7, covering students' questions on the links of karma and renewed existence.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Renewed existence

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, describing renewed existence in Sanskrit tradition and in Pali tradition.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Clinging and renewed existence

Teaching from Chapter 7, describing clinging in Sanskrit tradition and Pali tradition and explaining the…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Craving and clinging

Continuing the teaching from Chapter 7, describing craving according to Pali tradition and explaining the…

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