Exploring Monastic Life | Thubten Chodron http://thubtenchodron.org The Thubten Chodron Teaching Archive Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:20:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Humility, transparency, and self-acceptance http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/developing-monastic-mind/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:50:24 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74235

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Reimagining Buddhist ethics in the world http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/applying-dharma-conduct/ Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:50:22 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74234

  • How Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, abbot of Lharung Gar monastery, has encouraged Tibetan nomads to practice ethical conduct
  • Ways that Westerners can practice ethics in their daily lives

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The border between liberation and cyclic existence http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/gradual-path-instruction/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:50:18 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74233

  • Reflecting on life experiences through the lens of teachings on the graduated stages of the path to enlightenment

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The practice of appreciating others http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/being-authentic/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:45:03 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74227

  • Three ways we can show our appreciation for others in a helpful and authentic way

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Minor hindrances to ordination http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/obstacles-to-ordaining/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:41:48 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74224

  • The 13 minor hindrances to ordination

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Unravelling our hallucinations http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/source-of-happiness/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:44:57 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=74226

  • How the meditation on the mind as the source of our happiness and pain can help us in community life

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The conditions for ordination http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/precepts-hindrances/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 19:10:46 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=73892

  • Types of precepts taken by Buddhists
  • Conditions for ordination and how this reflects the purpose of the sangha
  • The 13 grave hindrances to ordination in this life

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Non-negotiables in Dharma practice http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/progressing-spiritually/ Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:14:11 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=73897

  • Gems from ordained life
  • Things that one has to give up to progress along the spiritual path

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Pursuing true happiness http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/impermanence-pleasures/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:39:57 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=73667

  • Developing a motivation to pursue genuine happiness
  • Review of the Ratthapala Sutta
  • What samsara is
  • Commentary on verses at the end of the Ratthapala Sutta
  • What it means to live a meaningful life

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The mirror of community life http://thubtenchodron.org/2016/08/living-at-sravasti-abbey/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=73718

  • How Venerable Thubten Yeshe came to live at Sravasti Abbey
  • What she has learned from living in community

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