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The meaning and purpose of life

The meaning and purpose of life

A teaching given in Boise, Idaho.

  • Examining what we think is the purpose of our lives
  • Thinking about death and how we want to die
  • Discovering the origin of suffering in our own mind
  • Retraining the mind through meditation

The meaning and purpose of life (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.