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Holding wrong ethics, wrong views as supreme

Group of six root afflictions

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

  • Guided meditation on the mental factors of holding wrong ethics and modes of conduct as supreme, wrong views
  • Discussion about these mental factors
  • Examples of these mental factors
  • How our cultural, religious, and family backgrounds and conditioning lead to wrong views and the effects of such wrong views in our lives
  • Need to review the views in light of our knowledge of cause and effect, karma, four noble truths, etc….
  • Skillful means to question others’ wrong views and introducing Dharma
  • Differences between Buddhism and other religions as well as science, psychology and the wrong conceptions we carry with us into the Dharma

Mind and mental factors 20: Holding wrong ethics, wrong views as supreme (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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