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Advice for Tibetan students

Advice for Tibetan students

A talk given at the Academy of Tibetan Culture, Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala, India.


  • The value of a good education for the benefit of the wider community
  • Recognizing and taking advantage of the excellent opportunities that your circumstances offer

Student talk 01 (download)

Questions and answers, part 1

  • Happiness in difficult economic times
  • Reincarnation
  • Explaining karma to those who don’t believe in it
  • The mind

Student talk 02 (download)

Questions and answers, part 2

  • Sentience of non-human beings
  • Dream yoga versus meditation
  • God

Student talk 03 (download)

Questions and answers, part 3

  • Pride versus inspiring practice
  • Cultivating contentment
  • Focus on inner practice

Student talk 04 (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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