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The three higher trainings

The three higher trainings

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.

  • Loosening our misconceptions and challenging our beliefs
  • How ethics, concentration, and wisdom lead to nirvana
  • Polluted versus unpolluted karma
  • Different kinds of extreme views and the middle way free of them
  • Understanding valid cognition and learning to defeat ignorance

05 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: The Three Higher Trainings (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.