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Making decisions for long term benefit

Making decisions for long term benefit

A series of talks given at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in March 2007.

Making good decisions

  • The criteria for making good decisions
  • The importance of a long-term view and motivation in making decisions

Wise Choices 04 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Criteria for making good choices
  • Advice for novice Buddhists
  • Good and bad karma
  • Forgiveness and karma
  • Collective karma
  • Purifying collectively
  • Sustaining the attitude of taking on the suffering of others

Wise Choices 04: 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.