Video — Buddhist Renunciation: Part 1 of a Three Principal Paths of Buddhism from Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

In this short 20-minute video, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche provides clear and down-to-earth guidance on Buddhist Renunciation, one of the Three Principal Paths of Buddhism. [For more on the Three Principal Paths, see>>]

It’s not what you think, no need to shave your head and head to the cave.



Venerable Zasep Rinpoche explains how we can practice renunciation of attachments even in our daily lives as lay people.

This is part 1 of three-part series on the Three Principal Paths of Buddhism:

  • Renunciation
  • Bodhichitta
  • Shunyata

Together, they represent the path to the cessation of suffering.

“Real renunciation is in your mind. It is your attitude,” explains Rinpoche. “Real renunciation is — you follow the teachings of the Buddha.”

Rinpoche explains suffering and attachments and how to think about Renunciation.

The video finishes with a beautiful Shakyamuni Buddha mantra chant by the amazing voice of Yoko Dharma.

Don’t miss part 2 of this series on the Three Principal Paths. (Three Principle Paths can be correctly spelled as either Three Principle Paths or Three Principal Paths — both are correct but have slightly different connotations.)

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