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Basis, path, and result

Day 1 of a talk given in Boise, Idaho.

Conventional and ultimate

  • Basis is what is
  • Path is what we cultivate
  • Result is where we are going
  • Empty of independent or inherent existence
  • Wisdom and method aspects of the path
  • What obscures us from being of most benefit to others

Basis, path, result 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Buddha manifestations
  • Buddha nature
  • The levels of the path
  • Venerable Thubten Chodren’s personal story (life story)

Basis, path, result 02 (download)

Day 2 of this series can be found here.

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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