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  • Transforming the Mind with commentary and teachings by the Dalai Lama on MP3

Transforming the Mind, Dalai Lama teaching and commentary


The Dalai Lama teachings on The Eight Verses of Transforming the Mind recorded from a live series given at Wembly Conference Centre in London. These teachings are helpful for any person interested in meditation, developing happiness as a practice, cultivating a positive state of mind. It's appropriate for anyone who genuinely wishes to learn more about their own inner world and outer peace.

This is a powerful, insightful and enriching commentary on work by Langri Thangpa, an 11th-century Tibetan teacher. The book is distractingly disjointed ALangri Thangpa's original words are hidden away in an index, and each chapter concludes with a Q&A in which the Dalai Lama offers comments that are not obviously connected to the preceding chapter. Furthermore, the reader who bears with the careless organization may be disappointed by the book's content. Many of the Dalai Lama's ruminations are familiar from his other recent bestsellers.

His Holiness suggests that in the new millennium, we need to work toward interfaith understanding by participating in interfaith dialogues and meetings and visiting sites that are sacred to practitioners of other religious traditions. When he turns his attention to meditation, His Holiness seems less inspired than usual: meditation is valuable, but he admits that it can be tough. Meditators tend to get distracted, drowsy, lax, and agitated. We need to take both physical and mental responses into account when trying to deal with these obstaclesAif we struggle with drowsiness, we must make sure we are getting enough sleep, and we should focus on "ideas which have a naturally sobering effect" if we are agitated.

MP3 disc format containing 10 hrs of teachings.

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