Commencing the teaching from “Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature” the third volume of the Library of Wisdom and Compassion.
Series: Samsara Nirvana and Buddha Nature (Friday Teachings)
Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on the third volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on our present situation and our highest potential.
Teaching from Chapter 1, covering “Is There a Self?” and “Is There a Beginning to the Self?”
Continuing the teaching from Chapter 1, completing the section “Three Questions about the Self” and starting the section “The Four Truths”.
Teaching from Chapter 1, covering “The Nature of Each Truth” focusing on true duhkha and three kinds of unsatisfactory experiences.
Continuing to teach from Chapter 1, covering “The Nature of Each Truth”, explaining pervasive duhkha of conditionality and the origin of duhkha.
An explanation of the four types of cessation spoken of in the Pali tradition.
Beginning the section on the sixteen attributes of the four truths. Also explanation of the coarse and subtle forms of the four truths.
How the first and second attributes of true duhkha counter the distorted conceptions.
How the third and fourth attributes of true duhkha counter the distorted conceptions.
Continuing Chapter 1, explaining four attributes of true duhkha and four attributes of true origins.