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Buddhist tenet systems: Question and answers part 1

Buddhist tenet systems: Question and answers part 1

Part of a series of talks on the key points of the four main Buddhist tenet systems.

  • How do the omnipresent mental factors function as direct cognition?
  • Can you give examples of counter forces to the afflictions?
  • How can a sense consciousness have feeling?
  • Does a sense consciousness have discrimination?
  • Clarification on the mode of apprehension
  • Top-down versus bottom-up in studying tenets schools
  • How many feeling can we have at a time?
  • What is the meaning of the Vajjira Sutta?
  • The evolution of ideas and knowledge
  • Does the Pali tradition speak of tenet systems?
  • Tenet system study is a learning tool
  • The history of the Mahayana tradition
  • What are some enculturated Western weak spots?

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.