The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment was composed by the Indian Buddhist master Atisha while he was teaching in Tibet. This text presents Atisha’s profound and concise response to questions posed by Tibetan masters about the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana paths. Ponlop Rinpoche’s teaching on this text is based on a commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye. These talks provide instructions on the three types of practitioners, aspiration and application bodhicitta, training in discipline, training in concentration, and training in supreme knowledge and secret mantra. Translation assistance by Tyler Dewar. Fourteen talks on 2 MP3 CDs.
- 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).