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Five powers in daily life

Five powers in daily 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.

  • 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

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.