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Review: Death and impermanence

Review: Death and impermanence

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.

  • Short continuation on reviewing the first preliminary practice—the preciousness of our human life.
  • Examining the ways the eight worldly concerns block our ability to practice the Dharma and acheive a human rebirth
  • Why it is vital that we contemplate the impermanent state of all things and continually keep our focus on what will be most important to us at the time of our death.

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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.