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Introduction to mind and mental factors

Introduction to mind and mental factors

Part of a series of teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Based on the text called lorig which means mind and awareness
  • Covers the part of the text that is about the mind and mental factors
  • How the mind works and if mind describes your reality accurately
  • Direct or experiential vs conceptualizing
  • Mind refers to the cognitive, perceptual, aware, knowing, experiential and not just intellect
  • Mind—consciousness five senses and one mental
  • Mental factors—51 under six groups i.e., omnipresent, object ascertaining, virtuous, root disturbing attitudes, auxiliary attitudes, variable

Mind and mental factors 01: Introduction (download)

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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