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Thought consciousnesses and direct perceivers

Thought consciousnesses and direct perceivers

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.

  • Comparison of buddha and arya buddha
  • Differences between lower and upper schools regarding the realization of emptiness
  • Understanding thought consciousnesses and direct perceivers
  • The definition of conceptual consciousness and discussing conceptual appearances
  • Two different ways of having a sound generality

57 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Thought Consciousnesses & Direct Perceivers (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.