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Motivation to practice

Motivation to practice

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Daniel Perdue’s book, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Logic: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources.

  • Ignorance is not bliss and why having a curious mind is helpful
  • Is our mind prepared to handle aging, sickness and death?
  • Why death and impermanence are so important
  • The Buddha’s search for stable peace
  • An explanation of the four seals that mark a teaching as Buddhist

02 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Motivation to Practice (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.