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The determination to be free

The determination to be free

Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • Conclusion of the section on karma and the practices in common with the initial level practitioner
  • The practices in common with the intermediate level practitioner
  • Generating the determination to be free from suffering and its causes
  • What renunciation means
  • The six unsatisfactory conditions that apply to samsara in general

Easy Path 18: Determination to be free (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.