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Buddhism & Culture Host Kunsang Dolma invites Lamas, Geshes and other experts on Tibetan culture to discuss the ideas of Buddhism and its influence on Tibetan life, culture and society. Kunsang la also discusses and plays excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s talks to audiences around the world.

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April 14, 2014

Dalai Lama’s Public Address During Medicinal Buddha Empowerment, Part Two

This is the second part of the Dalai Lama’s address to the public during the Medicinal Buddha Empowerment in Dharamsala, North India. His Holiness said that the modern education system in the world put more emphasis on material values than inner values. Therefore, along with modern education, there needs to be an educational system that teaches inner values, such as love and compassion, right from kindergarten to university level. This educational system must be based on secular ethics and not on religion. His Holiness also says some schools in America and Europe have already introduced in their curriculum, practicing love and compassion and that the results have been very positive.


April 07, 2014

Dalai Lama's Address During Medicine Buddha Initiation

This is the first part of Kunsang Dolma's compilation of the Dalai Lama's talks to several thousand followers during the Medicine Buddha Initiation, requested by the Tibetan Doctors Association. His Holiness talked about the opportunity he received since his early age to travel the world and meet with people from all walks of life. He said people in general looked for material development, expecting that to bring happiness. People, however gradually come to the realization that material development alone is not enough to achieve and sustain a happy life. Modern day scientists agree with the statement, and have also said that peace of mind is correlated with physical wellbeing. Inner development should therefore, be regarded as equally important as material development.


March 31, 2014

Tendrel Toepa

This is the final part of Kunsang Dolma's compilation of the Dalai Lama's special teaching on Tibetan New Year day in Minnesota this year. His Holiness gave teachings on 'Tendrel Toepa,' Je Tsongkhapa's praise to the Buddha for his teachings on 'Dependent Origination'. His Holiness says that the concept of dependent origination can be used in the fields of modern day economy, business, education, and environment.


March 24, 2014

Great Prayer Festival (Chotrul Dhuechen), Part Two

This is the final part of Kunsang Dolma’s interview with Gelek Rinpoche on the “Great Prayer Festival,” Chotrul Dhuechen in Tibetan. Gelek Rinpoche explains how Tibetans in Tibet commemorated The Great Prayer Festival before the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Chotrul Dhuechen, means “ Great Day of Miraculous Manifestations.” It is one of the four great holy days observed by Tibetan Buddhist which always falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar Month in the Tibetan Calendar.


March 17, 2014

Buddhism and Tibetan Culture: Great Prayer Festival ( Choetrul Dhuechen)

Kunsang Dolma interviewes Gelek Rinpoche, Director of Jewel Heart Buddhist Center in Michigan, on the Great Prayer Festival ( Choetrul Dhuechen). This festival is commemorated every year on the 15th day of the Tibetan lunar month. Gelek Rinpche says on this day the Buddha Shakyamuni defeated non-Buddhist teachers in the contests of performing miracles and the event is celebrated as the Great Prayer Festival in Tibet. In Tibet this prayer festival was originally instituted by Je Tsongkhapa, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar, in 1409. Since then every year this Great Prayer Festival was observed in Tibet until the Chinese invasion. However, Gelek Rinpoche says this Great Prayer Festival is being commemorated in the exile Tibetan community since 1959.


March 10, 2014

Buddhism and Tibetan Culture: Dalai lama’s Special Teaching in Minnesota on Tibetan New Year

This is the first part of Kunsang Dolma’s compilation of the Dalai Lama’s special teaching on Tibetan New Year’s Day in Minnesota. His Holiness gave teaching on generating the awakening mind of bodhichita ( Semkye) as his New Year’s gift to the people. In his teaching His Holiness advises devotees that merely reciting verse of taking refuge in the Triple Gem and generating the awakening mind of bodhichita are not enough. Instead they must understand the meaning of it and then practice it seriously.


March 03, 2014

Tibetan New Year’s Greetings from Heads of Tibetan Schools of Buddhism

Kunsang Dolma compiles Tibetan New Year (Losar) messages given by heads of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions to VOA Tibetan language radio listeners both inside as well as outside of Tibet. The messages are from: Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism; Sakya Dagtri Rinpoche, head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism; Gaden Tripa Rizong Rinpoche, head of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism; Gyawang Drukpa Rinpoche, head of Drukpa Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism; and Drikhung Chetsang Rinpoche, head of Drigung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.


February 17, 2014

Dalai Lama Addresses at Sera Monastery during Lamrim Teaching

Kunsang Dolma compiles excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address on the first day of Lamrim teachings given this year at Sera Monastery based in the south Indian Tibetan Settlement of Bylakuppe. The Dalai Lama says, self-cherishing attitude is the main cause of mental indiscipline and negative emotions. Therefore , in order to combat or tame self-cherishing attitude, we need to practice Bodhichitta - meaning we must learn to think of others interests and well-being rather than clinging to self interest only. Bodhichitta is a practice to counter self-cherishing attitude, he further added.


February 10, 2014

Buddhism and Tibetan Culture: 25th Annual Nyingma Prayers

Kunsang Dolma interviews Khenpo Choewang, one of the organizing committee members on 2014 Annual Nyingma prayers at Bodh Gaya. Khenpo Choewang says that the Great Nyingma Prayer was first started in 1989 by the Venerable Tarthang Trulku Rinpoche, who lives in America. Since then every year Nyingma Monlam Chenmo has been held at Bodhgaya during the first ten days of the twelfth month of the Tibetan Calendar. The 10th day is observed as Guru Padmasambhava’s day and Tsog or (Symbolic Meal) is offered with devotion to Guru Rinpoche. The principal goal of this great prayer gathering is world peace, Khenpo Choewang added.


February 03, 2014

Buddhism and Culture: ‘Jangchup Lamrim Chenmo’

Kunsang Dolma interviews Geshe Lobsang Dawa, teacher at Buddhist Dialectic Institute in Dharamsala, on ‘Jangchup Lamrim Chenmo’, Stages of the Path to the Enlightenment, teaching given by the Dalai Lama in South India in the beginning of this year. Geshe Dawa la says that this teaching was a continuation of the Dalai Lama’s previous Lamrim Teaching given last year in Mundgod, Tibetan Settlement in South India. Geshe La says that among the Lamrim texts that the Dalai Lama based his teachings this year was: the 5th Dalai Lama’s "Sacred Words of Manjusheri" and the third Dalai Lama’s “Essence of Refined Gold."

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Buddhism & Culture Host Kunsang Dolma invites Lamas, Geshes and other experts on Tibetan culture to discuss the ideas of Buddhism and its influence on Tibetan life, culture and society. Kunsang la also discusses and plays excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s talks to audiences around the world.

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