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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 impossible...
A Discourse on "Autocommentary to 'A Root Text for Mahamudra'" – The Dalai Lama
Easing the Transition from Nomadic Life to City Life
Question: For very long periods, we Kalmyks were nomadic people and led a nomadic way of life on the steppes. We lived in kibitkas (large ox carts with tents on them) and never knew about what cities are. And now life has suddenly changed: our moving here to cities in standard...
Buddhism in Russia
Collective Karma and Natural Disasters
Discussion between Jonathan Landaw and Dr. Berzin Landaw: Many people nowadays ask, “Could collective karma cause something like an earthquake, for instance the one that just devastated Haiti?” In answer to that, it is generally explained that the collective karma of all the...
Improving the Environment through Vegetarianism
There are many strategies for dealing with environmental issues, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing industrial and motor vehicle pollution, and so on, but another one that has perhaps received less publicity is the damaging effects of meat production. Reducing...
Social Responsibility and Environmental Protection
The topic for the panel discussion is a comparison between the approaches of theistic and nontheistic religions toward teaching their followers ethics as the foundation for taking social responsibility for the common good in general and, specifically for environmental...
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.