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Basis of designation

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 both faith and wisdom are needed to make progress on the path
    • How they work together
  • Looking at the “basis of designation” of an activity or emotion
    • How this can bring the practice of wisdom into daily life
  • The lower tenet schools and why only wisdom eliminates ignorance

MTRS 59: Faith and wisdom (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.