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Faith and Insight
Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
In English

Faith and Insight DVD

Available from Namse Bangdzo Bookstore.
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Lama Yeshe Gyamtso offered the teaching on faith and insight at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in August 2008. In showing how those two aspects of spiritual development not only do not contradict, but in fact complement each other, he used the traditional model of the four types of faith as his outline: awe, aspiration, belief, and certainty.

The content of this teaching is best described in Lama Yeshe's own words:

"Many people have experienced, as beginners, almost a dichotomy or split between two aspects of what we regard, rightly or wrongly, as spiritual development. One aspect is the cultivation of faith and devotion-we think of that as the more emotional aspect of spirituality. The other aspect is the development of wisdom. As beginners we tend to think of that as more cognitive aspect-we try to learn; we try to understand.

The problem that beginners often describe is that sometimes it seems as though faith, as we understand it, and wisdom or insight, as we understand it, are in conflict. I do not believe that authentic faith, as taught in Buddhism, and authentic insight are in any way in conflict with one another. It will be my purpose to try to show you what little I understand or what little I have been told about why they are not in conflict."

Total time: approx. 6 hours 15 minutes.

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