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Serenity and insight

Serenity and insight

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 insight is the union of serenity and the correct view of selflessness
  • What serenity is and how it is developed
  • How only insight can eliminate the root of afflictions
  • The meaning of vipassana and the practice of mindfulness

MTRS 71: Serenity and insight (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.