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The broad framework of the path

The broad framework of the path

Part of a series of teachings given during the Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions Retreat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The retreat was organized by Ekayana Buddhist Center.

  • The teachings of all the traditions and the three dispositions were taught by the Buddha
  • Knowing the broad framework of the path and knowing where the teachings fit in the path and how the elements fit together
  • The importance of reflecting on our precious human life and how we are using it
  • How the three capacities and their motivations are sequential
  • Each level of the path has practices to cultivate its motivation and practices to fulfill the motivation

Jakarta Retreat 01: Overview of the path, part 1 (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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