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Lamrim outline: Preparatory practices

Lamrim outline: Preparatory practices

Thangka image of Shantarakshita.
Photo by Himalayan Art Resources

I. Preeminent qualities of the compilers
II. Preeminent qualities of the teachings
III. How the teachings should be studied and taught
IV. How to guide students to enlightenment

    A. How to rely on spiritual teachers as the root of the path
      1. What to do during the actual session
        a. The six preparatory practices

Preparatory practices

a. The six preparatory practices

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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