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To go one’s own way

To go one’s own way

An interview by Barbara Stewart from MORE magazine, which is read by thousands of women over 40, on the subject of aging. You can be assured that Venerable’s Dharma advice was a little different than what most middle-aged women hear about aging!

  • Wearing robes is a reminder of the purpose in life, ethical values, to be kind
  • Dropping the concern for appearances, clinging attachment, anger
  • Cultivating a beautiful heart brings happiness
  • We need to create the causes for future happiness in this and future lives
  • Advice on aging, role models, and the media

Interview Barbara Stewart (download)

[Note: due to a recorder malfunction, only the front portion of the interview was recorded.]

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.