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Lack of faith, forgetfulness, non-introspective alertness

Afflictions derived from ignorance

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

  • A meditation on death, the disadvantages of a judgmental mind, and reviewing our values, especially about ourselves
  • Mental factors of lack of faith, forgetfulness, non-introspective alertness and their effects
  • Antidotes for when they arise in our practice

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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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