Three spheres of dharmic activity

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Three spheres of dharmic activity (Tib. འཁོར་ལོ་གསུམ་ , Wyl. ‘khor lo gsum or Tib. འཁོར་ལོ་རྣམ་གསུམ་ , Wyl. ‘khor lo rnam gsum):

  1. The ‘learning’ sphere of study and reflection (Tib. lokpa thö sam gyi khorlo),
  2. The ‘renunciation’ sphere of meditation (Tib. pangwa samten gyi khorlo),
  3. And the ‘activity’ sphere of work (Tib. chawa lé kyi khorlo).


An alternative version is the three spheres of reading and abandoning (Tib. སྤང་ཀློག་འཁོར་ལོ་གསུམ་ , Wyl. spang klog ‘khor lo gsum). These three are:

  1. The study wheel of learning (Tib. ཀློག་པ་ཐོས་བསམ་གྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་, Wyl. klog pa thos bsam gyi ‘khor lo)
  2. The renunciation wheel of contemplation (Tib. སྤོང་བ་བསམ་གཏན་གྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་, Wyl. spong ba bsam gtan gyi ‘khor lo), and
  3. The action wheel of dharma activity (Tib. བྱ་བ་ནན་ཏན་གྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་, Wyl. bya ba nan tan gyi ‘khor lo)