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Education in Compassion and Wisdom

Dalai Lama Early Tours

Included here are only the talks for which we have tapes.

Language: English and Tibetan.

Except as noted, the general interpreter is Jeffrey Hopkins.

A book of the Dalai Lama’s talks drawn from his lectures in the United States in 1979 and in 1981 and in Canada in 1980, titled Kindness, Clarity, and Insight is available for download or purchase from publisher: Snow Lion Publications. DOWNLOAD HERE THE COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

United States and Canada 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1984

 

1979

1.

September 5, 1979

New York, New York

Council on Religion and International Affairs, interpreter Tenzin Geyche Tethong:

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Welcome by Cardinal Cooke and Mayor Koch

“Common Religious Aims”

01

2.

September 6, 1979

New York, New York

National Council of Churches, Dr. J. Harry Haines presiding:

“Love, Compassion, and Social Progress”

01

3.

September 9, 1979

Washington, New Jersey

Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center:

“Eight Verses of Training the Mind”

01 02

4.

September 10, 1979

Washington, DC

Constitution Hall, introduced by Joel McCleary and Congressman Charlie Rose:

“Spiritual Development in Today's World”

01

5.

September 13, 1979

Charlottesville, Virginia

UVA, Fenwick Auditorium, introduced by Professor Ian Stevenson

“Tibetan Views on Dying”

01 02

6.

September 14, 1979

Dyke, Virginia

UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies:

“Union of Old and New Translation Schools”

01 02 03

7.

September 15, 1979

Madison, Wisconsin

Press Conference

01

8.

September 16, 1979

Middleton, Wisconsin

Buddhist community at St. Benedict Center

Ganden Mahayana Center, introduced by Ven. Professor Geshe Sopa:

“The Bodhisattva Motivation and the Perfection of Giving”

01

9.

September 17, 1979

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Carroll College:

“Religious Unity”

01

10.

September 18, 1979

Houston, Texas

Bhat Quang Vietnamese Pagoda

01

11.

September 18, 1979

Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel, introduced by Mrs. J. de Menil:

“Love and Compassion”

01

12.

September 21, 1979

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles World Affairs Council:

“Hopes for the Future”

01

13.

September 22, 1979

Los Angeles, California

El Camino College

International Cooperation Council:

“Cooperation Among Religions”

01

14.

September 22, 1979

Los Angeles, California

Embassy Auditorium

University of Oriental Studies:

“The Bodhisattva Motivation and the Perfection of Ethics”

01

15.

September 23, 1979

Claremont, California

Claremont College School of Theology, Blaisdell Institute at Bridges Auditorium:

Introduction by Lowell Thomas

“Compassion, the Principle of Universal Responsibility”

01

16.

September 24, 1979

Encino, California

Bethel Lutheran Church:

“The Force of Compassion”

01

17.

September 28, 1979

San Francisco Zen Center

Green Gulch Farm:

Talk to Pracitioners

01 02

18.

September 29, 1979

San Anselmo, California

California Institute for Advanced Studies:

Television interview

01

19.

October 1, 1979

Berkeley, California

Nyingma Institute:

Short Talk

01

20.

October 1, 1979

Berkeley, California

Barrows Hall, University of California:

“Two Truths”

01

21.

October 2, 1979

Santa Cruz, California

University of California:

“The Bodhisattva Motivation: Giving and Taking”

01

22.

October 3, 1979

San Francisco, California

Commonwealth Club and World Affairs Council:

“Tibet and China”

01

23.

October 4, 1979

Seattle, Washington

Press conference

01

24.

October 4, 1979

Seattle, Washington

Seattle University:

“Cooperation among Religions”

01

25.

October 4, 1979

Seattle, Washington

Seattle University degree ceremony:

Talk

01

26.

October 5, 1979

Seattle, Washington

University of Washington:

“Introduction to Buddhism”

01 02

27.

October 7, 1979

Detroit, Michigan

University of Michigan:

“The Buddhist Way to World Peace: Meditation and Altruistic Commitment”

01

28.

October 8, 1979

Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University:

“Self Determination and World Peace”

01

29.

October 9, 1979

Syracuse, New York

Syracuse University:

"Tibet in the Modern World, A Spiritual Contribution: The Message of Tibet”

01

30.

October 10, 1979

Ithaca, New York

Wisdom's Goldenrod:

“The Bodhisattva Motivation and the Perfection of Wisdom”

01 02 03 04

31.

October 11, 1979

Amherst, Massachusettes

Amherst College:

“Mahayana Ethics”

01 02

32.

October 12, 1979

Barre, Massachusetts

Insight Meditation Society:

Talk to Students

01

33.

October 12, 1979

Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University:

“Buddhist Views on Karma”

01

34.

October 13, 1979

Freewood Acres, New Jersey

Tashi Lhunpo Temple:

“Eight Verses for Training the Mind”

01 02

35.

October 15, 1979

Newark, New Jersey

Newark Museum:

“Deity Yoga”

01

36.

October 16, 1979

New York, New York

Dharmadhatu

Talk

01

37.

October 17, 1979

Cambridge, Massachusettes

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University:

“Nature of the Self”

01

38.

October 18, 1979

Boston, Massachusetts

Trinity Church

Boston Buddhist Centers:

“The Bodhisattva Motivation and the Perfection of Concentration”

01

39.

October 18, 1979

Boston, Massachusetts

Dharmadhatu:

Talk to members

01

40.

October 19, 1979

Boston, Massachusetts

First and Second Universalist Church

EST:

“Address to EST Graduates”

01

40a.

Broadcast November 4, 1979

CBS Charles Collingwood Interview

01 01

1980

41.

October 13, 1980

Toronto

Toronto Buddhist Church:

“Tsong-kha-pa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path”

01 02 03

42.

October 19, 1980

Montreal

International Institute of Integral Sciences:

“Death and Dying”

01 02

1981

43.

July 15-18, 1981

Deer Park, near Madison, Wisconsin

“Kalachakra Initiation”

01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14

44.

July 21, 1981

Wheaton, Illinois

Theosophical Society, Public talk at Wheaton North High School Auditorium:

“The Practice of Universal Compassion”

01 02

45.

July 26, 1981

Washington, NJ

Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center:

“Tsong-kha-pa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path”

01 02

46.

August 3-7, 1981

Cambridge, Massachusettes

Emerson Hall, Harvard University:

“Buddhist Theory and Practice”

01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25

47.

August 7, 1981

Cambridge, Massachusettes

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University:

“Universal Compassion and the Current World Crisis”

01 02

48.

August 9, 1981

Boulder, Colorado

Karma Dzong:

“The Sa-kya text Separation From the Four Attachments”

01

49.

August 10, 1981

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado University Event Center:

“Tantric Path of Tibetan Buddhism” including deity yoga in Action Tantra

01 02

50.

August 11, 1981

Boulder, Colorado

Naropa Institute, Public Talk, introduced by Trungpa Rinpoche:

“Contemplative Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism”

01

51.

August 11, 1981

Boulder, Colorado

Naropa Institute, Conference on Christian and Buddhist Meditation, at the University of Colorado, closing address:

“Meditation and the Spiritual Life”

01 02

52.

August 12, 1981

Denver, Colorado

Denver University and Catholic Diocese at Beottcher Hall, Denver University:

“The Path of Compassion and Wisdom”

01 02

1984

53.

October 20-22, 1984

Los Angeles

Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling at Scottish Rite Auditorium:

“The Three Principal Aspects of the Path”

01 02 03 04 05 06 07

Australia 1982

1.

August 10-12

Melbourne

Kew Civic Centre:

“Emptiness and Compassion”: a series of lectures structured around the three trainings - morality, meditative concentration, and wisdom

01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14

2.

August 12

Melbourne

Camberwell Civic Centre:

“Universal Responsibility and the Good Heart”

01 02

3.

August 17

Brisbane

Brisbane Cultural Centre Auditorium:

“Public Lecture”

01 02

4.

August 18

Moggill, Queensland

Queensland University, Main Hall:

“Public Address”

01 02

5.

August 20

Perth

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral:

“Public Talk”

01 02

Great Britain 1984

1.

June 27, 1984

Edinburgh, Scotland

Music Hall, Assembly Rooms, introduced by the Convener of the Lothian Region:

“Peace Through Human Understanding”

01 02

2.

June 28, 1984

Glasgow, Scotland

City Hall, Chanderiggs, introduced by the Convener of the Stratclyde Region:

“The Gift of Peace – A Message for All Faiths”

01 02

3.

July 1, 1984

Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral, Canon Dr. Peter Berry:

“The Contribution of the Individual to World Peace”

01 02

4.

July 4-6, 1984

London, England

Camden Centre:

“Seminar on Buddhist Philosophy”: organized around the twelve links of dependent-arising

01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13

5.

July 5, 1984

London, England

Royal Albert Hall, introduced by The Very Reverend Edward F. Carpenter, Dean of Westminster:

“Peace of Mind, Peace in Action”

01 02

6.

July 7, 1984

London, England

Camden Centre:

“Dzokchen Teaching”

01 02 03 04 05

7.

July 7, 1984

London, England

Westminster Abbey, introduced by The Very Reverend Edward F. Carpenter, Dean of Westminster:

“World Peace”

01 02