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The far-reaching practice of joyous effort

The far-reaching practice of joyous effort

The fourth of the six perfections, joyous effort helps to take delight in virtue and accomplish the path. 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.

  • The three types of joyous effort that will help to make progress on the path and not give up
  • The three types of laziness that interfere with practicing the Dharma
  • The four powers that counteract laziness
  • Three kinds of confidence to build up which will enable us to complete virtuous activities and the Bodhisattva path
  • Chandrakirti’s points on joyous effort

Easy Path 50: Joyous effort (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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