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Mahayana path of preparation

Part of a series of teachings on the text A Brief Presentation of the Grounds and Paths of the Perfection Vehicle, Essence of the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Jetsun Lobsang Dadrin (1867-1937).

  • Description of the Mahayana path of preparation
  • Explanation of the four divisions of the path of preparation: heat, peak, forbearance, and supreme mundane qualities
  • How a practitioner progresses through the Mahayana path of preparation by wearing away at the conceptual appearance of emptiness and progressing toward direct perception of emptiness

Grounds and Paths 20: Mahayana path of preparation (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.

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