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Different views of selflessness

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.

  • How selflessness is viewed in the four philosophical tenet schools
  • How each tenet school has a different view of the false perception of a self that is to be refuted
  • Each tenet system has a coarse and subtle view of the self

MTRS 60: Selflessness in the four tenet schools, part 1 (download)

Click here for an outline of the view of selflessness in the four Buddhist tenet schools (PDF format). It is used by Venerable Thubten Chodron in the talks starting with the March 18, 2010 talk and is useful in following the talks on selflessness.

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.