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Functioning things

Functioning things

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.

  • How ignoring someone actually harms us
  • Divisions of phenomena is something that can be helpful in your meditation
  • Combining devotion/emotional practices with mindful observation/wisdom
  • Examples of incorrect sense perceptions
  • Detailed description of categories of visual form

43 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Functioning Things (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.