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How to develop wisdom

Teaching given at the Mahabodhi Society of USA.

Perfection of the three types of wisdom

  • Seeing the ultimate truth of how things lack inherent nature
  • Understanding karma and causal relationships
  • Using skillful means to be of benefit to sentient beings

Comments and discussion

  • Problems occur when we make our identities too strong
  • The value of having a daily meditation practice
  • Understanding karma to have more compassion
  • Looking at a situation to stop the cycle of negativity
  • The importance of practicing ethical discipline

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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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