wisdom Archives - Thubten Chodron

wisdom Archives - Thubten Chodron

Latest Episodes

Refuting the realists
July 13, 2023

How Shantideva refutes the Buddhist realists.

The purity of emptiness
July 07, 2023

Explaining the emptiness of afflictive mind and the emptiness of purified mind, reviewing the section, "The Equality of Saṃsāra and Nirvāṇa", from Chapter 12.

Yogis and common people
July 06, 2023

The different understandings of the two truths possessed by those who have direct perception of emptiness and common people.

Cultivating excellent qualities
June 30, 2023

Describing the three factors that make the cultivation of excellent qualities, reviewing the sections, "Excellent Qualities Can Be Cultivated Limitlessly" and "Afflictive Mental States and the Nature of the Mind" from Chapter 12.

The two truths
June 29, 2023

Explanation of the two truths, ultimate and conventional.

The potential for liberation
June 23, 2023

Explaining the obscurations to the mind and factors for liberation, reviewing the sections, "The Mind's Potential," and "Is Liberation Possible?", from Chapter 12

Generating wisdom
June 22, 2023

The importance of generating wisdom and understanding the two truths.

Using the subtlest clear light mind on the path
June 16, 2023

Explaining how tantra manifests the subtlest mind-wind and uses it to accumulate merit and wisdom and attain full enlightenment, completing the section, "Levels of Mind", from Chapter 12

Levels of mind
June 09, 2023

Explaining what it means to say that the innate clear light is the mind is creator of samsara and nirvana, continuing the teaching from the section, "Levels of Mind" from Chapter 12.

Conventional and ultimate analysis
May 19, 2023

Explaining how things are not findable under conventional and ultimate analysis, continuing the section "Equality of Samsara and Nirvana", from Chapter 12