Sunday 2015/07/05

Radio / Buddhism & Culture

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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2015

June 30, 2015

First International Gelug Conference at Dharamsala

This is an excerpts from H.H. the Dalai Lama's speech at first international Gelug conference held at Dharamsala, India. His Holiness stresses on the importance of making monasteries and temples into center of learning.


June 23, 2015

Foundation of all Good Qualities by Je-Tsongkhapa Part Two

In this stanza, Geshe Lobsang Dawa-la explains the significance of meditating on the Buddhist concept of impermanence.


June 16, 2015

Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je-Tsongkhapa Part One

Geshe Lobsang Dawa explains the “Foundation of All Good Qualities” (Yonten Shegyurma, in Tibetan), a Buddhist text by Je-Tsongkhapa. In this segment, Geshe la explains the first two stanzas dealing with the importance of seeking a perfect guru and preciousness of human life.


June 09, 2015

Biography of Shantideva

This is an excerpt from the Ven. Nyandak’s teaching on Bodhicaryavatara at Taglungdrak, near Lhasa, Tibet. The Ven. Nyandak is a former monk of Gaden Monastery, and in this program, he narrates the biography of Shantideva, author of ‘ Bodhocaryavatara’ which means A Guide to the Bodhisattava’s Way of Life. In Tibetan it is called Chunjug. The Ven. Nyandak says that Shantideva was a renowned scholar and yogi of ancient Nalanda University of India in the 8th century. This text is studied and practiced by almost all four major Tibetan Buddhist schools.


June 01, 2015

Buddhist Practice of Nyungne

Khenpo Jampa Tenphel, Resident Buddhist teacher at the Sakya Buddhist Center in Seattle, Washington explains the Buddhist practice of fasting. (Nyungne in Tibetan) He says that Nyungne is a popular purification practice in Tibetan Buddhism. One set of Nyungne consists of two days, where the first day is considered the preliminary practice and the second day as the actual fasting and purification day.


May 19, 2015

Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche Public Talk: Inner Peace

Kunsang Dolma compiles excerpts from Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche’s public talk on 'Inner Peace' followed by the Drikung Phowa Chenmo conferment on May 3. 2015 in Virginia. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche says in order to have a genuine world peace, each individual has to tame his or her mind. For the Tibetan audience, quoting the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche says, “It is very important for the younger generation Tibetans to learn the Tibetan language as it is the only language that contains the most thorough translation of Buddhist teachings in the world.”


May 12, 2015

Drikung Phowa Chenmo

Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche recently conferred the empowerment of Drikung Phowa Chenmo at the Northern Virginia Community College. During the teaching, Kunsang Dolma interviewed Khenpo Thupten Nyima, Resident Buddhist teacher at the Drikung Rinchen Choeling Center in Los Angeles on Drikung Phowa Chenmo, to which he says, Vajrayana Buddhist meditation practice is transference of consciousness at the time of death.


April 01, 2015

Tibetan Opera Ache Lhamo and Shoton

Mr. Lobsang Samten, performing art’s director, at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, explains the background of ‘Shoton’ and Tibetan Opera. Shoton means Yogurt Festival. In ancient time when the summer retreat is over, monks are served with yogurt followed by entertainment of folk songs and dances called Ache Lhamo opera. Ache Lhamo Opera was founded by the 14th century Tibetan Yogi Thang Tong Gyalpo, who is also known as Chaksampa, which means iron bridge builder.


March 24, 2015

Upcoming 20th Shoton Opera Festival of Tibet

Kunsang Dolma interviewed Mr. Wangdu Tsering, Director at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala on upcoming 20th Shoton Opera Festival. He says that the three auspicious occasions such as 80th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 25th Anniversary of Nobel Peace prize conferment to His Holiness and forthcoming anniversary of 20th Shoton Opera Festival all fall this year. This year’s Shoton Opera Festival will start from March 27th and ends on April 5th 2015 for 10 days. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to grace the opening ceremony as the chief guest.


March 16, 2015

Camparing Buddhism With Other Religions

Geshe Lobsang Dawa compares Buddhism with other major world religions. Here, he says, ‘Dependent Origination’ is a doctrine that is taught and practiced only in Buddhism.


February 23, 2015

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Ven. Tsering Dhondup a Buddhist Teacher at Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe, south India explains ‘ The Words of My Perfect Teacher’( ཀུན་བཟང་བླ་མའི་ཞལ་ལུང) He says, the above text was composed by the great Nyingma Master, Patrul Rinpoche. A classic commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig- one of the best known teachings and spiritual practice of the Nyingma tradition.


February 17, 2015

Bardo or Intermediate State Part Two

This is the second part of Khenpo Karten’s explanation on concept of ‘Bardo’ or Intermediate State in Tibetan Buddhism. Khenpo Karten says, there are six different parts of Intermediate States; Intermediate period of this life, Intermediate period of meditation, intermediate state of dream, intermediate period of dying, intermediate period of visions of deities, and the intermediate period of rebirth. He says, this very life is one of the most important period and golden opportunity for the practioners to prepare for the next life.


February 10, 2015

'Bardo' or Intermediate state. Part One

Kunsang Dolma interviewed Khenpo Karten, a resident Buddhist teacher at Manjushri Dharma Center in California on the Buddhist concept of ‘Bardo’. He says, Bardo is a Tibetan term, which literally means intermediate state or transitional state. According to Tibetan tradition, it means an intermediate state between death and the next life. A 'Bardo Thoedrol' text was discovered in central Tibet during the 14 century by Dupthop Karma Lingpa. This is a funerary text which is recited to guide the spirit of a recently diseased person through ‘bardo’ and assist towards attaining a favorable rebirth.


February 02, 2015

Matripa Buddhist college at Portland

Kunsang Dolma interviewed Yangsi Rinpoche, director and principle of Maitripa Buddhist College based in Portland, Oregon, on Matripa Buddhist college’s system of education and the purpose of its establishment. He says, it was Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision to set up this Buddhist College in Portland. It was founded in 2005 and is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Buddhism. This institute’s name was chosen by (FPMT) spiritual director , Lama Thupten Zopa Rinpoche. It honors the eleventh century yogin Matripa( Guru of Marpa and disciple of Naropa). Its curriculum combines Western academic and Tibetan Buddhist discipline.


January 27, 2015

Three Vehicles of Buddhism

Geshe Lobsang Dawa, a teacher at Buddhist Dialectics Institute Dharamsala, explains the three primary branches of Buddhism or ‘The three vehicles of Buddhism’ which often go by the name of Theraveda, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Geshe-la says, Theraveda or Hinayana literally means Lesser Vehicle and was taught in the Pali language. Mahayana which was taught in Sanskrit means Greater Vehicle and it differs from Hinayana by way of its broader motivation - thinking of overcoming suffering not only for oneself but all sentient beings. Vajrayana which was taught in Sanskrit language is also known as Tantrayana Buddhism.


January 19, 2015

Samdhong Rinpoche Teaching on Precious Human Life

Excerpts from former Kalon Tripa Professor Samdhong Rinpoche’s preliminary teachings at Sarnath, Varanasi. Rinpoche says, according to Buddha’s teachings, in order to be reborn in a good human form, one should avoid ten non-virtuous actions, such as killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct and so forth.


January 13, 2015

Dalai Lama Address Tibetans During Lamrim Chenmo Teaching at Mundgod 2014

This is an excerpt from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public address to Tibetans during Dec, 2014 Lamrin Chenmo teachings at Mundgod. His Holiness advices high Lamas, Abbots, Geshes and particularly younger generation of Tibetans to take greater responsibility in preserving the Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism.


January 13, 2015

Dalai Lama Address Tibetans During Lamrim Chenmo Teaching at Mundgod 2014

This is an excerpt from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public address to Tibetans during Dec, 2014 Lamrin Chenmo teachings at Mundgod. His Holiness advices high Lamas, Abbots, Geshes and particularly younger generation of Tibetans to take greater responsibility in preserving the Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism.


January 13, 2015

Kargyu Monlam Chenmo

32nd annual Kargye Prayer Festival will be held from December 29th 2014 at Bodhgaya. Interviewed Ven. Chokley Namgyal, Manager of Tergar Kargue Monastery at Bodhgaya. He says, before starting Kargyu Monlam Chenmo, Gyawa Karmapa Ogen Trinley Dorje requested His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to bestow a special empowerment in honor of the great kindness of the Sakya masters.


January 13, 2015

Gaden Ngachoe or Anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa’s Passing Away

Geleg Rinpoche, a resident teacher at ‘Jewel Heart’ Buddhist center in Michigan introduces the Gaden Ngachoe, the Tibetan Buddhist Festival to commemorate the anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa’s passing away in 1419. This festival falls on 25th day of the 10th Month of Lunar Calendar. This Buddhist festival is celebrated all over Tibet, Mongol, and by followers of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in India.

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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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  • Duration: 25
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