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Emptiness in everyday life

Emptiness in everyday life

Teaching given at Treasure Valley Dharma Friends, Boise, Idaho.

Wisdom in everyday life

  • How to look at everyday phenomena in terms of emptiness and dependent arising
  • How labeling objects influences our experience

Emptiness 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Relating to others as empty while also apologizing and acknowledging our own negative behavior
  • Balancing an understanding of the conventional and ultimate nature of sentient beings
  • Overcoming worry
  • Refocusing life towards Dharma practice
  • Merit creating in meditative practice and engaged compassion

Emptiness 02: 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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