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American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.

American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.
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United States

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American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.

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English


Episodes

The clap!

2/14/2019
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Teaching on Chapter 17: The Clap! which details the symbolism behind the dramatic physical form of Tibetan debate.

Duration:01:30:47

Tantra and Buddhist canons

2/8/2019
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Briefly covering tantra and beginning a section on the content of the three extant Buddhist canons.

Duration:01:23:54

Challengers and defenders

2/7/2019
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Beginning to teach Chapter 16, 'Challengers and Defenders', which focuses on the two key roles in a structured debate in the Indian and Tibetan system.

Duration:01:35:18

The growth of the Mahayana

2/1/2019
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Teaching on how the Mahayana sutras first appeared, gained popularity and became the focus of a body of practitioners who called themselves 'Mahayanists.'

Duration:01:20:25

Choosing your debate partner

1/31/2019
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Covering Chapter 15 on the topic of “Choosing Your Debate Partner” and becoming a suitable debate partner ourselves.

Duration:01:36:49

Early Buddhism in Sri Lanka

1/25/2019
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Covering the section “Early Buddhism in Sri Lanka” in Chapter 4.

Duration:01:32:59

Agent, action, and object

1/24/2019
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Finishing Chapter 13 “Valid Cognition” and covering Chapter 14 “The Three Spheres of Agent, Object, and Action.”

Duration:01:34:35

Early Buddhist schools

1/18/2019
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Covering the sections “The Buddha’s Life” and “Early Buddhist Schools” in Chapter 4.

Duration:01:33:57

Comparisons of consciousnesses

1/17/2019
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Venerable Tenzin Tsepal leads the class through the first few comparisons of different kinds of consciousnesses in Exercise 12.1 on page 245.

Duration:01:25:02

Vehicles and paths

1/11/2019
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Covering the section “Vehicles and Paths” in Chapter 4 on the different paths to awakening followed in the Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist traditions.

Duration:01:31:49

Chapter 1: Upper rebirth and highest good

4/30/2015
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An introduction to the text in the context of Nagarjuna's other treatises on the Middle Way, and beginning the commentary on Verse 1.