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Mental consciousness

Mental consciousness

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.

  • Definitions of sense and mental powers
  • The causes of sense and mental consciousnesses
  • View of consciousness from Buddhism, science and western philosophy
  • The difference between an empowering condition and an uncommon empowering condition
  • The main purpose of learning about the causes of consciousness

49 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Mental Consciousness (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.