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Purification, emptiness, and dependent arising

Purification, emptiness, and dependent arising

From the August 2006 teleconference of the ongoing retreat Prostrations from Afar held at Sravasti Abbey.

  • What do you do when you feel there is no progress?
  • What can you do to increase your enthusiasm for purification practice?
  • Are there different qualities of the different buddha families?
  • How can I see the practice as a meditation on emptiness?
  • Can you talk about purification in terms of dependent arising?

Prostrations from afar 03 (download)

Part 1 of this series:

How to do the prostration practice

Part 2 of this series:

Feelings that arise while doing purification

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.