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Training in the five powers

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

  • Beginning of the section on “The Integrated Practice of a Single Lifetime”
  • How to apply the five powers in daily life
    • The power of intention
    • The power of the white seed
    • The power of destruction
  • How cultivating the mental factors of self-respect and consideration for others helps to abandon the afflictions

MTRS 41: Train in the five powers, part 1 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Albert Gerome Ramos was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been incarcerated since 2005 and is currently enrolled in the North Carolina Field Minister Program. Upon graduation he plans to start programs that help incarcerated people with mental health issues, drug dependency, and those who struggle from childhood trauma. He is the author of the children's book Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness.