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Interfaith philosophies

Interfaith philosophies

A talk given at Mid-America Buddhist Association in Augusta, Missouri.

Reflecting the same basic truth

  • Examining how seemingly contradictory statements from various Buddhist traditions can reflect the same basic truth of Buddhism

Present moment 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Enjoying things without attachment
  • The meaning of the quote, “If you want to know what your past life was, look at your present body. If you want to know what your future life will be, look at your present mind.”
  • Interfaith philosophies

Present moment 02 (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.