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Virtuous mental factors and root afflictions

Part of a series of talks given during the two-day Creating the Causes for Happiness Retreat organized by Buddhist Fellowship and given at Poh Ming Tse Temple, Singapore.

  • Going from wrong view to direct perception
  • The last four virtuous mental factors: pliancy, conscientiousness, compassion and equanimity
  • The first two root afflictions: attachment and anger
  • Definitions of the mental factors can be found here

Creating the Causes for Happiness: Morning session (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.