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Self-centeredness and being spiritually stuck

Self-centeredness and being spiritually stuck

A talk given in Boise, Idaho in September 2006.


  • How being self-centered impedes our spiritual progress
  • Exploring why we think self-centeredness will bring us happiness but actually sabotages it

Self-centeredness (download)

Questions and answers

  • Practicing during difficult times
  • Practicing with a Dharma group
  • Practicing when you’re responsible for children

Self-centeredness: 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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