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Looking for the “I”

Looking for the “I”

Part of a series of teachings given during the December 2006 to March 2007 Chenrezig Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

Guided meditation

  • Meditation on emptiness
  • The four-point analysis
  • Identifying the object of negation

Chenrezig Retreat 15 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Maintaining inspiration
  • The concept of the eternal independent self
  • Looking for the “I”
  • Dealing with the opinions of others
  • Explaining the subtle mind
  • The time of death and the intermediate state
  • How the “mere I” continues after death
  • Compassion in daily life

Chenrezig Retreat 16 (download)

[This teaching continues with a teaching on the text Essence of Refined Gold.]

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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