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Developing insight into emptiness

Developing insight into emptiness

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.

  • The steps for developing insight into emptiness
  • The process of going from ignorance to the correct view
  • The difference between conceptual mind and non-conceptual mind
  • Questions and answers
    • What is the mind and how does it continue after death?
    • How does the mind record karma?
    • If you are a practitioner of the fundamental vehicle, how do you attain liberation if you hold Vaibhashika and Sautrantika views?

Essence of Refined Gold 54 (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.