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Conceptual and nonconceptual minds

Conceptual and nonconceptual minds

A series of short talks recorded at Sravasti Abbey on how Tibetan Buddhist philosophical debate applies to our Dharma practice in daily life.

  • Our thoughts and the way we see the world
  • Distinguishing direct perception from our thoughts in the background
  • Superstitious thoughts regarding our relationships
  • Conceptual appearance and direct experience

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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