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Mahamudra: Deeper Presentation of the Preliminaries
Taming the Mind All of us wish for happiness and none of us wish to have any suffering. This is true of everybody, but it is very difficult to come upon all the circumstances that will bring this about. If we look merely at external circumstances, we find it nearly...
A Discourse on “Autocommentary to ‘A Root Text for Mahamudra’” – The Dalai Lama
Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection
Summary of the approaches of theistic and nontheistic religions toward teaching their followers ethics as the foundation for taking social responsibility for the common good and environmental protection.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message to COP26
Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26).
Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism
Statistics clearly indicate the enormous cost to the environment and the global economy of meat production and consumption. Medical science, religion, philosophy, and common sense tell us to stop eating meat or at least to cut down on the quantity and frequency of our...
Collective Karma and Natural Disasters
A discussion between Jonathan Landaw and Dr. Berzin about the relationship between collective karma and environmental or societal situations of a group that experiences them.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Message for Earth Day
This planet that we call home is in crisis: pollution and rising water levels affect us all. Only through cooperation can we face this challenge.
Easing the Transition from Nomadic Life to City Life
Dr. Berzin’s advice to Kalmyks on dealing with the massive changes in their lives resulting from the move from their traditional kibitkas (large ox carts with tents on them) to cities in standard flats.
Buddhism in Russia