The uncommon Mahayana practice of taking refuge.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
How to meditate on the lamrim, and the six preparatory practices.
More on relating to spiritual mentors, and discussing different types of meditation.
How to prevent, identify, and resolve problems in the spiritual mentor and disciple relationship.
How to rely on a spiritual mentor in our actions and explores what it means to “please” the guru.
How to cultivate trust, appreciation, and respect for the spiritual mentor, and what it means to see the guru as Buddha.
The benefits of relying on a spiritual mentor and the disadvantages of not relying, or relying improperly, on a spiritual mentor.
How to become a qualified disciple, and the importance of looking for internal qualities and not just external titles in a teacher.
The qualities a student should look for in a qualified spiritual mentor.
The different types of spiritual mentors, and the different ways we relate to them.