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Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron - Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

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Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Location:

newport, WA

Description:

Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Language:

English

Contact:

509-447-5549


Episodes

The Faults of Attachment

7/21/2022
Commentary on verses that cover the faults of attachment to material possessions, reputation, fame, praise and worldly beings.

Duration:01:21:59

Childish sentient beings

7/14/2022
How attachment to childish sentient beings and their nonvirtuous activities is an obstacle to Dharma practice and the development of concentration.

Duration:01:25:16

Abandoning attachment

6/30/2022
Commentary to verses 4-7 of Chapter 8, “Meditation”. How attachment hinders serenity meditation, identifying attachment, and recognizing it’s drawbacks.

Duration:01:29:06

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness”, part two

6/23/2022
Review of the second half of Chapter 5 covering Shantideva’s explanation of how to train in the ethics of gathering virtue and the ethics of benefiting others.

Duration:01:24:27

Review of Chapter Five: “Guarding Alertness”

6/16/2022
Review of the first half of Chapter 5 “Guarding Alertness,” (introspective awareness) from Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.”

Duration:01:15:42

Giving up attachment

6/9/2022
Commentary on verses 1-3 of Chapter 8, “Meditation”. How attachment to the wonders of this life are a key distraction in meditation.

Duration:01:25:43

Making effort, joyfully

6/2/2022
Commentary to verses 68-76 of Chapter 7, “Enthusiasm”. How to use conscientiousness and introspection as tools to increase and support joyous effort.

Duration:01:22:51

Joy and rest as supports for joyous effort

5/26/2022
How to generate the strong intention to apply antidotes to the afflictions, and engage in the powers of joy and rest as antidotes to laziness.

Duration:01:22:02

Self-confidence

5/19/2022
Commentary on verses 47-58. The role of self-confidence in progressing on the path and the difference between self-confidence and self-importance.

Duration:01:28:57

Steadfastness

5/12/2022
Commentary on verses 46-49. How aspiration and steadfastness support and increase each other. Also the role of self-confidence in completing wholesome actions.

Duration:01:32:55

Contemplating karma and its effects

5/5/2022
Contemplating karmic cause and effect to strengthen the aspiration for virtue.

Duration:01:25:05

The four powers that increase joyous effort

4/28/2022
Commentary to verses 30-38 of Chapter 7, including the four powers that increase the strength of joyous effort.

Duration:01:18:03

Courage to practice

4/21/2022
By creating the causes to overcome discouragement the results will be joyous effort to practice the Dharma.

Duration:01:20:33

Overcoming Discouragement

4/14/2022
Commentary on verses 15-22 of Chapter 7, on overcoming discouragement and developing enthusiasm to practice the Dharma.

Duration:01:25:38

Taking pleasure in bad actions

4/7/2022
Completion of the commentary on the intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities that interfere with practicing the Dharma.

Duration:01:25:24

Intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities

3/31/2022
Continued explanation of the eight intrusive conditions and eight incompatible propensities that interfere with practicing the Dharma.

Duration:01:15:28

Distracted by the causes for pain

3/24/2022
Commentary on verse 15 of Chapter 7 including the intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities that interfere with practicing the Dharma.

Duration:01:21:47

People do not learn by suffering

3/17/2022
Counteracting laziness and developing joyous effort. Commentary on verses 11-14 of Chapter 7. Also why people don’t learn from suffering or punishment.

Duration:01:34:08

Living in the jaws of death

3/10/2022
Shantideva’s advice for overcoming laziness and developing enthusiasm for practicing the Dharma. Commentary on verses 5-10 of Chapter 7.

Duration:01:35:40

Making effort with joy

2/17/2022
Covering Verses 1-4 of Chapter 7, discussing the true meaning of joyous effort and obstacles to it

Duration:01:24:15