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Divisions of the selfless

Divisions of the selfless

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.

  • Different ways tenet systems define selflessness
  • Selfless as the most inclusive category of phenomena
  • Synonyms and the meaning of existent phenomena
  • The two extreme views of existence and non-existence
  • How emptiness is embedded in the definition of existent

32 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Divisions of the Selfless (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.