Commentaries on Essential Buddhist Texts

A collection of commentaries on essential Buddhist texts, and the history of teachings on them, by Venerable Thubten Chodron and guest teachers at Sravasti Abbey.

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Thought Training

How to train the mind to see people and events from a Dharma perspective.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening

Lamrim teachings spell out the entire path to awakening.

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Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds”

The practices that are necessary to progress on the path to awakening,

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Nam-kha Pel’s “Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun”

How to transform all experiences into the causes for full awakening.

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Dharmarakshita’s “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons”

Practical techniques to identify, understand, and combat the afflictions.

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Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland of Advice for a King”

Commentaries on Nagajuna's view of dependent arising and emptiness.

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Grounds and Paths of the Bodhisattva

The methods by which bodhisattvas attain buddhahood.

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Mind and Awareness

Teachings on the Buddhist philosophy of mind and awareness, or lorig.

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Buddhist Tenet Systems

The Gelugpa framework for understanding the nature of reality.

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Aryadeva’s “400 Stanzas on the Middle Way”

Aryadeva's teachings on conventional reality and ultimate truth.

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Illumination of the Thought

Tibetan scholar-yogi Lama Tsongkhapa's primer on Middle Way philosophy.

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