Mitra Tyler Dewar introduces this teaching with a brilliant explanation of the complexities associated with bringing the genuine dharma to the West, a new cultural container. The teaching itself is based on The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, composed by the Indian Buddhist master, Atisha. Mitra Tyler’s teaching on this text is clear, precise and accessible. He begins with an inspiring explanation of the true meaning of the heart of renunciation as a foundation for practice. The remainder of the teaching is organized around the profound and vast dimensions of the path. He adds an experiential dimension to this teaching by providing guided meditations and contemplations to help students develop clear seeing and generate compassion. Four talks on one MP3 CD.
- MP3CD Recordings
MP3CDs look like ordinary CDs, but contain compressed audio files. While a regular audio CD holds a maximum of only 80 minutes of recorded audio, an identical-looking MP3CD can easily hold the audio files from an entire weekend or even week-long teaching. MP3CDs can be played in a computer and/or the audio files can be downloaded into an iPod or similar device. MP3CDs may also be played on a portable MP3CD player. Most ordinary CD players, such as the CD player in most older cars (roughly 2005 and earlier), will not play MP3CDs. Many but not all cars 2006 or later do have MP3-capable CD players. Any car or home stereo CD player that is capable of playing an MP3CD will have “MP3” or “MP3-WMA” clearly marked on the front of it.
- The MP3CDs available for sale on this web site are all clearly labeled and packaged in a clear case. The audio files on them have proper ID3 tag information, which means that on a computer, iPod or similar device the audio files will display (and can be searched by) Album (Title of teaching), Song (Talk number within a teaching) and Artist (Teacher).