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The omnipresent mental factors

The omnipresent mental factors

As a supplement to the topic of Buddhist debate, Venerable Sangye Khadro teaches on mind and mental factors.

  • General explanation of main minds and mental factors
  • Analogies for the relationship between the mind and mental factors
  • Five similarities among the mental factors and their primary mind
  • Six types of main minds and various ways to divide mental factors
  • Understanding the five omnipresent mental factors

01 Mind and Mental Factors: The Omnipresent Mental Factors (download)

The handout for this teaching can be viewed here.

The root text can be viewed here.

The mental factor chart can be viewed here.

We are grateful to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) for giving us permission to use their translation of Kachen Yeshe Gyeltsen’s text and the chart of the 51 mental factors for this class. Please consider supporting the FPMT translation fund here.

Venerable Sangye Khadro

California-born, Venerable Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron. Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Venerable Chodron. Venerable Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Venerable Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into eight languages. She has taught at Sravasti Abbey since 2017 and is now a full-time resident.

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