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Ultimate and conventional existence

Ultimate and conventional existence

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 the mind grasps at a truly existing “I”
  • How ultimate analysis or probing awareness is used to look at how the object of analysis exists
  • What it means when an object cannot bear analysis
  • How not finding something through ultimate analysis does not mean that the object does not exist conventionally

MTRS 63: Ultimate analysis (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.