By settling your mind and investigating the true nature of your body,
feelings, mind, and the world around you, it is possible not only to
connect with a natural calmness, but also to uncover profound insights
that bring freedom from suffering. Ancient teachings, yet still as effective as ever at calming and
awakening the mind. When such revered teachings are delivered by Ponlop
Rinpoche, the depth of the presentation would be enough. But add to that
the astonishing irony of Rinpoche’s teaching metaphors, and students expecting a typical talk on mindfulness drop the
presuppositions they came in with, and listen with renewed interest. Presented at KTD Monastery in Woodstock, New York in 2014. Taught in English and Tibetan. Translation from Tibetan by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. 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).