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Eight Verses for Training the Mind

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At the invitiation of the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture in Washington, DC, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a one-say teaching and commentary on the Eight Verses for Training the Mind to over five thousand Western and Tibetan students.
Audio, 4 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Snow Lion Publications
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Vaishali Joglekar
Aug 27, 2016 Vaishali Joglekar rated it it was amazing
Not what I expected. HHDL speaks mostly in Tibetan, with his translator T. Jinpa explaining all the difficulties the mind/soul must go through in order to self-train.

First HHDL's reasoning, then the 8 verses:
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"To practice Buddha-dharma, you need conviction."

"It is the undisciplined mind that is in a state of suffering."

"Invalid thoughts and emotions - invalid ways of seeing things & ourselves - are ultimately the source."

"When Buddhism talks about training of the mind, or mental disc
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Jimmy
Jan 15, 2016 Jimmy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: atheism
This is an audio cd. The chanting was cool. I always love chanting in any language.

They taped the Dali Lama speaking at an event. Sometimes he used English, most of the other times he spoke in another language. That takes up a lot of tape time. Then a man speaks in English, I guess translating. But how can you translate five minutes of speech? Were they both reading prepared notes? No idea.

Several things bugged me about the tape and the message. Here are a few:

I always turn off when people us
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Jennifer
Jan 05, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want to fall asleep
Shelves: buddhism
I gotta be honest... I didn't like listening to this. But I can't really give the Dalai Lama one star, now. There's too much idiotic drivel coming out of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and such to put the Dalai Lama in the same category. And the content is worthy enough; hell, it's one of those pieces that could turn the world into a wonderful place if everyone would follow it. But it just wasn't enjoyable to listen to. I kid you not, the whole thing is about 4 hours total, and we were 90 minutes in ...more
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Jun 07, 2015 Damian Reyes rated it liked it
Como funcionario de casilla: esto fue lo mejor que me dejó la abstinencia de votantes en esta jornada electoral, mucho tiempo y un libro.
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Oct 21, 2014 Cauac rated it it was amazing
changed my life <3
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