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Craving for pleasures

Craving for pleasures

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

Eight worldly concerns

  • The importance motivation plays in our life
  • The eight worldly concerns, exaggerated views, my happiness, my ideas
  • The mistaken view that happiness and suffering being external to us creates suffering

Wise Choices 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • When we get what we think will make us happy it does not make us happy
  • Seeing through illusion
  • Responding when our faith is criticized
  • Ignorance as one of the causes of suffering
  • Cleansing the imprints of negative actions

Wise Choices 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.