A Short Buddhist Teaching: Emptiness and Compassion as Antidotes to Destructive Emotions

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thupten Jinpa, PhD

A Short Buddhist Teaching: Emptiness and Compassion as Antidotes to Destructive Emotions

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What You'll Learn

  • In this short and potent 8 minute teaching, listen as His Holiness speaks about his personal daily practice of generating bodhicitta - “altruistic awakening mind” - which is said to naturally fulfill “the benefit of oneself and others.”

  • Explore how we tend to grasp onto a projected “independently existing reality ‘out there’” and how this false assumption is the root of many of our destructive emotions

  • Learn how we can free ourselves from these destructive emotions through the two pronged approach of cultivating awareness of emptiness, and generating compassion or “exchanging oneself for others.”

About His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people; Author, The Art of Happiness and The Universe in a Single Atom.

About Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985, and has translated and collaborated on numerous books by the Dalai Lama. His own publications include A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives and translations of major Tibetan works. Jinpa serves as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University and is the founder and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Jinpa is the principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT©) developed while at Stanford University in 2009, and now disseminated through the Compassion Institute, which he co-founded in 2017. Jinpa was trained as a monk at the Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University, and also holds a B.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Cambridge University. He has been a core member of the Mind and Life Institute and its Chairman of the Board since January 2012.

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  1. Alex May 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Many thanks to His Holiness the Dalai Lama! His teaching are always about the important things in life: love, compassion, wisdom, kindness and freedom from illusion.
    Many thanks to Thupten Jinpa!
    I wish them both happiness and a fulfilled life!

  2. Rosemarie May 9, 2021 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I am so grateful for the chance to hear this teaching, thank you so much.
    With love

  3. Tea May 10, 2021 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Speech like music

  4. Marie-Claude Grau May 10, 2021 at 7:03 am - Reply

    merci pour tous ces merveilleux enseignements . Malheureusement, mon anglais est très limite, je pensais que les enseignements pouvaient être aussi en français mais je n’ai jamais trouvé le lien. Je reçois les courriels en français mais pas les enseignements.
    Merci quand même. Bonne journée dans la paix et la sérénité.

  5. Leonor Murillo May 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    It was a great meeting, a vision that cuts the veil that separates us from our own divine nature that leaves me with infinite hope that is of union, not of separation, I feel that there is a great task to tackle, feed this hope. Thank you and Blessings to each and everyone. …. Leonor from polpaico … Chile

  6. Cecilia Custidiano May 24, 2021 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Desde Argentina, escuchando sobre el antídoto de la compasión , encantada!!

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