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The Buddhist view of the mind

The Buddhist view of the mind

Part of a series of talks given during a two day retreat at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore based on The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, the second volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series.

  • The Buddhist path hinges on the idea of rebirth
  • The difference between the mind and the brain
  • The Buddhist teachings are a science of mind
  • The mind is a dependent arising
  • The mind has two natures: conventional and ultimate

The Buddhist view of the mind (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.