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Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how the role of monastics today is not much different than it was in times past.
May 15: Publication of Volume 2 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion
Compassion is essential for all, not just spiritual practitioners. The two kinds of wisdom—wisdom of the conventional truth and ultimate truth.
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By Venerable Thubten Chodron on May 10, 2018 in Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Continuing with Chapter 10, covering the section “The Division of Existents into Products and Nonproduced Phenomena.”
A student writes about the value of acknowledging our emotions.
Bodhicitta—the aspiration for awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings—is the most noble intention we can have. Compassion is one of its chief causes.
By Venerable Thubten Samten on May 4, 2018 in Gomchen Lamrim (Friday teachings), Stages of the Path to Awakening with Thubten Chodron
Venerable Thubten Samten leads a review of the Gomchen Lamrim sections on the five faults and eight antidotes in relation to attaining serenity.
By Venerable Tenzin Tsepal on May 3, 2018 in Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Venerable Tenzin Tsepal continues in Chapter 10, covering Examples of Permanent Phenomena and Functioning Things.
Having an open heart means changing our perspective and motivation. It leads to seeing others as worthwhile with internal beauty.
The practice of transforming adversity into the path sees difficulties as opportunities to learn and grow and frees us from habitual responses to problems.
Mere designation by term and concept is the subtlest meaning of dependent arising. How Dharma practice is determined by motivation.
What it means to repay the kindness of others. How phenomena are empty and exist conventionally. The three levels of dependent arising.
The conventional and ultimate nature of the mind. How phenomena exist in relationship to the mind. By opting out of anger and grudges one finds more peace.