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H.H. The Dalai Lama - Contentment, Joy And Living Well (DVD)

Genre: Spoken Word
Release Date: 18th July 2011

Label: Meridien Trust
Catalogue Number: HHDL352DVD
Price: $10.49
Available: In Stock

H.H. The Dalai Lama - Contentment, Joy And Living Well
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The Meridian Trust is a charity dedicated to preserving Buddhist culture on film and video. The archive holds over 2,500 hours of footage, focusing primarily on the endangered traditions of Tibet. Our archival footage is available to film and documentary makers, as well as Buddhist students and other interested people.

In the 1980s, at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Meridian Trust began to film many of the old teachers who came out of Tibet before they passed away. This original filming initiative came to be known as the Lama Project; a total of 600 hours of unique footage was recorded. This 165-minute film featuring H.H. The Dalai Lama is the first release in a series of DVD films to emerge as part of the Lama Project. The text below sets out the aims and direction of this particular film.  

H.H. The Dalai lama discusses how our essential human nature is compassionate and affectionate, and how when this is combined with our intellect, this balance can contribute to happier human life and a better world for all beings. He then suggests that transformation is achieved by increasing our good qualities and decreasing our negative qualities. The fact that we all have Buddha nature is an inspiration for us to follow the path of liberation and try to realise this for ourselves.

The programme continues with an explanation of the Four Factors of Perfection from both long- and short-term perspectives. His Holiness continues by explaining how our body endlessly causes us suffering through sickness, pain, old age and death. Our worldly concerns with attaining wealth and having friends only provide limited satisfaction; only developing our motivation to follow the spiritual path can really help us find contentment and live our lives well.

The dialogue in this film is mostly English. These films will form part of a unique and groundbreaking series of films that will be welcomed the world over not only by those interested in Buddhism but fellow travellers on the road to enlightenment.

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