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Joyous effort

Joyous effort

Benefits of joyous effort

  • Joyous effort as a supplement to all other virtuous practice
  • How joyous effort already manifests in our attachments
  • The benefits of joyous effort in our spiritual life

Joyous Effort 01 (download)

What it means to practice the Dharma

  • Integrating the Dharma we hear into everything we experience
  • Hindrances to joyous effort

Joyous Effort 02 (download)

Hindrances and their antidotes

  • Continuation of the hindrances of joyous effort
  • Attitudes to cultivate that counter laziness
  • The three kinds of joyous effort

Joyous Effort 03 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Balancing Dharma activities
  • Making decisions

Joyous Effort 04: Q&A (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.