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The Four Noble Truths: His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama (1996)

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The Four Noble Truths: His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama (Disc 1 of 2) (1996)
The Four Noble Truths -- the substance of the Buddha's first teaching after he had become enlightened -- are often presented as the cornerstone, or the starting point, of all Buddhist teachings. In a very profound sense, however, they also constitute the whole of Buddhism; gaining insight into the true nature of suffering is synonymous with freeing oneself from that suffering and practicing Buddha Dharma. In this series, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet interprets the four noble truths for a modern world. Taped over two days at London's Barbican Hall in July of 1996, this landmark conference was His Holiness's first such address before a Western audience. His lectures offer both an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and a unique text for Buddhist devotees and scholars. Part 1 gives an exposition of the first noble truth: the truth of suffering. It explores several diverse but interconnected themes: the concept of Buddhahood, the illusory nature of our assumptions about an objective reality, and the principle of dependent origination. The series includes an introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. ~ Sarah Welsh, All Movie Guide

The Four Noble Truths: His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama (Disc 2 of 2) (1996)
Part 3 of the "Four Noble Truths" video series -- excerpted from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's two-day address at London's Barbican Hall in July of 1996 -- features an exposition of the third noble truth: the truth of the cessation of suffering. In this teaching the Dalai Lama touches upon karma's lasting effects throughout successive lifetimes, the destructive nature of negative emotions, and understanding emptiness. He also promotes the use of critical reasoning, and adherence to the "Middle Way" between extremes of dogmatism and nihilism. ~ Sarah Welsh, All Movie Guide

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