Exploring Monastic Life | Thubten Chodron http://thubtenchodron.org The Thubten Chodron Teaching Archive Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:43:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Family life http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/08/relating-to-others/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 17:14:55 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=80647

  • No security in samsara
  • Being creatures of habit
  • What we do now influences our state of death
  • Advice from the Acharya
  • Cutting hair and leaving family
  • Generating an expansive mind and following the model of the Buddha
  • Becoming responsible for our emotional well-being

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Working with expectations http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/08/being-realistic/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:14:55 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=80646

  • The problem of unrealistic expectations regarding:
    • Perfectionism
    • Authority and teacher relationship
    • Ideas of training
  • Compassion for oneself
  • Becoming aware of our self-talk
  • Distancing ourselves from the self-centered thought
  • How do we honor ourselves

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Going forth http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/08/home-to-homeless/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:14:55 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=80645

  • Getting realistic about chaotic samsara
  • Going forth from home-life to homelessness
  • Dealing with problems post-ordination
  • Dropping past identities
  • Paying respect to your teacher
  • Serving our teachers sincerely
  • Questions and answers

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The importance of motivation for ordaining http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/08/the-importance-of-motivation-for-ordaining/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:14:56 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=80644

  • Knowing what tradition you follow
  • A teacher
  • A daily practice
  • The path to liberation does not change
  • Outer and inner forms of Buddhism
  • Different traditions have different emphases, not different teachings

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What the Buddha faced in his life http://thubtenchodron.org/2017/08/biography-sage-buddha/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:14:56 +0000 http://thubtenchodron.org/?p=80643

  • Life story of the buddha
  • The establishment of monastic precepts
  • Establishment of the nuns order
  • Establishment of varsa, the rains retreat
  • Questions and answers

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