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Taking advantage of our precious human life

Taking advantage of our precious human life

A series of commentaries on Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, given between September 2008 and July 2010.

  • Explanation of the 10 beneficial circumstances of a precious human life
  • Why meditating on these circumstances is an antidote to depression and self-pity
  • Explanation of the essence of Dharma practice

MTRS 06: Preliminaries—Precious human life (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.