Ngawang Chotak

Recorded in Santa Clara, California
December 17-19, 1999


When the great universal teacher Shakyamuni Buddha first spoke about the Dharma in India 2,500 years ago, he taught the four noble truths: the truths of suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the path to the cessation of suffering.


The Four Noble Truths by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

mp3 files

Four Noble Truths - Part 1      Four Noble Truths - Part 2
Four Noble Truths - Part 3


Ngawang Chotak (a.k.a. Chris Kolb) is a well-known and respected teacher of Buddhist meditation and philosophy. He has been a student of Mahayana Buddhism for over thirty years and currently teaches at Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Center in San Francisco. Chotak also serves as a project assistant at San Francisco General Hospital and chemical dependency counselor in private practice. He is especially skilled at addressing the concerns of Western students and his teachings are at once profound and accessible.