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This lecture by Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, was delivered at the Spirit and Nature Symposium at Middlebury College. He discusses Buddhist perspectives on the environment. (Steven Weinberger 2004-05-13)

This lecture by Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, was delivered at The Christ and the Bodhisattva Symposium at Middlebury College in 1984. In it, the Dalai Lama discusses the bodhisattva practices. Note: there is a gap of several minutes in the middle of the file, beginning at around the 44 minute point. (Steven Weinberger 2004-05-13)

<p>Text of announcement by the 14th Dalai Lama at the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in Washington, D.C., September 21, 1987.</p>

<p>Text of address by the 14th Dalai Lama at European Parliament, Strasbourg, June 15, 1988. (Ben Deitle 2005-12-28)</p>

This site contains downloadable audio files (MP3) format of H.H. the Dalai Lama's teachings on Padmasambhava's <i>Garland of Views: Esoteric Instructions</i> (Man ngag lta ba'i 'phreng ba). This text, the only one actually attributed to Padmasambhava's authorship, is a commentary on the thirteenth chapter of the <i>Secret Essence Tantra</i> (Tib. gsang ba'i snying po'i rgyud; San. Guhyagarbha Tantra), the central Mahāyoga tantra for the Nyingma (rnying ma) School of Tibetan Buddhism.These teachings were given at the University of Miami September 20-21, 2004. There are audio files of the Tibetan with English translation by Geshe Thubten Jinpa as well as audio files of Mandarin Chinese translation. There is also a file of the Dalai Lama's public talk on September 22: "World Peace through Inner Peace." (Steven Weinberger 2004-10-01)

<p>This essay was penned by the Dalai Lama in response to conversations with Western scientists, philosophers, and psychologists and others during a conference in 1995. He argues that without coming to some sort of agreement about human nature, regardless of its form, it will be impossible to establish universal ethics. Drawing upon his own observations and recent discoveries in science showing the importance of a mother's care during early development, he proposes that human nature is fundamentally gentle and compassionate. He also discusses some of the logical and ethical problems inherent in formulating a model of human nature.</p>