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Merging the Dharma with daily life

Merging the Dharma with daily life

Two talks given at Phendeling-Center for Tibetansk Buddhisme in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 28-29, 2016. Part one covers the the first two of the five forces, part two covers the last three. More teachings on the five forces can be found in the series Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun.

Part one

  • Using mindfulness to hold the Dharma in our mind during the day
  • The force of motivation—keeping a positive motivation alive during the day
  • The force of the white seed—purification and accumulating merit

Buddhism in daily life: Part 1 (download)

Part two

  • The force of destruction—self-grasping ignorance and self-centeredness
  • The force of aspiration—expanding the mind that wishes to help others
  • The force of familiarity—integrating the teachings in our mind and life

Buddhism in daily life: Part 2(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.