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Believing in something that is not real

Believing in something that is not real

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.

  • Examples of different types of assuming consciousnesses in daily life
  • The difference between what we know and what we merely believe
  • The benefits of releasing our attachment to reputation
  • Understanding the basis of designation of mental factors
  • The importance of philosophical debate in eastern wisdom traditions

68 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Believing in Something That is Not Real (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.