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Maintaining a steady practice

Maintaining a steady practice

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.

  • Continuation of the commentary on the “Irreversible Commitments of Mind Training
  • What appears in the text as verse
  • What appears in the text as maxims
  • Practicing mind training in five situations where it is difficult but important
  • How to maintain a steady practice and avoid making Dharma practice dependent on favorable external or internal conditions
  • The meaning of the mind training maxims with examples from contemporary Western life

MTRS 47: The commitments of mind training, 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.