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Review: The disadvantages of cyclic existence

Review: The disadvantages of cyclic existence

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 reviewing the topic of what determines the weight of karma created, karmic results and the ten nonvirtuous paths that determine our future rebirths
  • Review of the six disadvantages of cyclic existence—uncertainty, dissatisfaction, having to discard one’s body over and over again, having to enter the womb over and over again, having one’s status continually switch from high to low and back again, and finally, having no companions.

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Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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