Group of 11 virtuous mental factors
Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.
- Review of mental factors of personal integrity and consideration for others versus shame and guilt
- Next three virtuous mental factors: non-attachment, non-hatred, non-bewilderment
- These three are opposite of and oppose the three poisons: attachment, anger, ignorance
- These three correspond to the three aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhicitta, wisdom realizing emptiness
- What is non-attachment, what are the antidotes to attachment?
- Discussion with the participants on various attachments
- Investigating our attachments and how that relates to spiritual progress
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.