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The power of aspiration

The power of aspiration

A talk given at the Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre in Singapore.

  • The various contexts in which aspiration appears in Buddhist practice
  • Aspiration and faith
  • How aspiration leads to the effort to develop virtuous qualities
  • Creating the causes for our aspirations to be fulfilled
  • Renunciation is a form of aspiration
  • The four immeasurables are actually aspirations
  • The six perfections and aspiration
  • Questions and answers

The power of aspiration (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.

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