Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monks in the Lab

See how meditation affects the brain and mind in the lab, using the instruments of science. Buddhism and science working together to understand the mind, as encouraged by the Dalai Lama.

Wheel of Time - Kalachakra

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Habits of Happiness

Matthieu Ricard talks about happiness, the conditions it requires, and what it really means.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Buddhist Psychology

A free course from Berkeley University via webcast.
To check it out, click here.
Then click on the "eye" on the yellow square to watch the classes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Robert Thurman on Buddhism part 1

"Take refuge in the three jewels, the three precious gems," begins Robert A.F. Thurman's introduction to Buddhism: "the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha." Each of these is the focus of one tape in Thurman's three-part lecture series On Buddhism, an extremely thorough introduction to the philosophy, theology, and history of Buddhism. Thurman is well-known as a professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University, having also translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead into English. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas. The videotapes themselves do not have elaborate production values: these are essentially college lectures, and they are not for newcomers to Buddhism. For people who have done some reading or have some personal experience with Buddhism and want to gain greater insight and understanding from a leading scholar, however, these lectures are an excellent foray into the intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual underpinnings of Buddhism."
Duration: 2 hr 28 min

Robert Thurman on Buddhism part 2

Duration: 4 hr 39 min

Alan Wallace Video & Audio

For Online Video and Audio of Alan Wallace Click Here.

Dr. Alan Wallace - Consciousness, Buddhism and Science

Dr. Alan Wallace - Consciousness, Buddhism and Science
"Dr. Wallace is the founder and President of the Santa Barbara Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation throughout Europe and America since 1976. Ordained by the Dalai Lama, he has an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College, and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. He joins Steve in this episode to introduce concepts of Buddhism, and to explore the limits of materialist approaches to consciousness."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Drepung Loseling Monastery

This video gives a glimpse of the daily life at the monastery as the monks integrate into the local Indian community while trying to preserve their Tibetan culture in exile. Drepung Loseling Monastic University is the home monastery for the travelling monks in the "Mystical Arts of Tibet" tour and is located in the Tibetan Colony in Mundgod in southern India.