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Five powers in daily life

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.

  • Completion of the commentary on practicing the five powers in daily life
  • How prayer is used in Buddhist practice
  • The importance of prayer in setting the direction we want our minds to go
  • The power of familiarity and how it can help sustain Dharma practice when there are changes in our lives
  • Beginning of the section on practicing the five powers at the time of death

MTRS 42: Train in the five powers, part 2 (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.