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Wisdom that knows the ultimate nature

Wisdom that knows the ultimate nature

Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

  • Why meditating on the topic of emptiness is important
  • Cutting the root of ignorance by realizing emptiness
  • Seeing that true existence frees us from cyclic existence and its suffering
  • Becoming a suitable vessel to the teachings on emptiness

Essence of Refined Gold 52 (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.