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A Life for the Dharma

by Sangharakshita

A moving, often beautiful evocation of the great Indian teacher Atisha, whose work had a profound influence on the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Sangharakshita presents Atisha's life as both a challenge and an inspiration to all who wish to practice the Dharma and discover its relevance in the world today.

Talk given in 1999.

This talk is part of the series Three Lectures to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

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1. Introduction - great Buddhists (15:34) 
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2. Atisha's early Buddhist practice (13:21) 
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3. Retracing our steps on the Path (7:25) 
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4. Atisha in Indonesia (9:08) 
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5. Atisha in India (11:43) 
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6. The invitation to Tibet: Tara's advice (14:53) 
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7. Travel to Tibet; Rinchen Sangpo (11:45) 
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8. Atisha's last years (8:29) 
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9. Conclusion: Atisha's legacy (4:16) 


Total running time: 1:36:34

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