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Dependent arising and our true nature

Dependent arising and our true nature

Teaching given at Sakya Monastery, Seattle, Washington.

Dependent arising

  • The meaning of dependent arising
  • How dependent arising acts as a reason to establish the emptiness of inherent existence

Dependent arising 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Finding a beginning
  • The origin of ignorance
  • Pure nature of the mind
  • Practice identifying the true nature of things

Dependent arising 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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