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The far-reaching practice of fortitude

The far-reaching practice of fortitude

The third of the six perfections helps to remain calm in the face of suffering and overcome obstacles to practice. 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 fortitude and their importance
  • The fortitude of not retaliating
  • The fortitude of enduring suffering and obstacles
  • The fortitude to practice the Dharma
  • The benefits of fortitude and the disadvantages of anger
  • Practices for developing fortitude
  • Fortitude is not just gritting our teeth and bearing hardship, but actively transforming how we see the situation

Easy Path 49: Fortitude (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.