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Applying emptiness to our lives

Applying emptiness to our lives

Teaching given in Singapore.

  • Emptiness as the ultimate nature of persons and phenomena
  • How we apprehend things in the opposite way from how they exist
  • Questioning the way we perceive things
  • Understanding that we aren’t who we think we are
  • Noticing our false conceptions and how those conceptions cause us suffering

Emptiness Q&A (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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