Review of Chapter 4

69 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Part of an ongoing series of teachings (retreat and Friday) based on the book The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, second volume in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Two conditions needed for dharma practice
  • What does qualified mean?
  • Nine ways by which spiritual mentor guides the students
  • Differences between a secular teacher and spiritual mentor
  • Having realistic expectations towards spiritual teachers
  • Three types of practices and three types of spiritual mentors
  • Ten qualities of a spiritual mentor
  • Three qualities of a student

The Foundation of Buddhist Practice 69: Review of Chapter 4 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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