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Three beneficial mental factors

Three beneficial mental factors

A teaching given June 24, 2004, at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin

Integrity and consideration for others

  • Being a good example/influence
  • Attachment to reputation
  • A close enemy of integrity is guilt
  • Conscientiousness
  • Mindfulness and vigilance

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Recklessness with the people we’re close to

  • Noticing and examining our expectation
  • Handling mistrust
  • Taking charge of our media exposure
  • Dedicating time for dharma practice

Three Mental Factors 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.