“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön

 

The 6 Perfections – Jetsun Zerdan Kelsang Phunrab

Dec 18, 2022

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In this talk Zerdan teaches on the Six Perfections which are the focus of the Mahayana tradition, just as the Theravada tradition focuses on the Eightfold Path. They mix practice with a specific intention:  

  1. Giving
  2. Patience
  3. Effort 
  4. Moral Discipline
  5. Concentration
  6. Wisdom

He also recounts his background as a Catholic, Pentecostal, atheist, Universalist, and Zen practitioner before becoming a Kadampa Buddhist. 

This talk draws on the wisdom of two books:
"The Joyful Path of Good Fortune"
"How to Solve our Human Problems" 
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Jetsun Zerdan Kelsang Phunrab is an American Kadampa Buddhist monk. Zerdan has been ordained for 17 years, and a practicing Buddhist for more than 22 years. He was ordained in Ulverston, England by a Gelugpa monk, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He began his ordained life by helping to create a Buddhist temple by teaching meditation and Buddhadharma in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex. Zerdan now lives a humble life in Eugene, Oregon, keeping his vows, maintaining a vegan and minimalist lifestyle, and sharing a warm, gentle heart and joyful attitude.

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