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Buddhism and consumerism

Buddhism and consumerism

A talk given at Tibet House US in New York City, New York on April 22, 2007.


  • How consumerism affects society
  • Parenting challenges
  • Conservation of existing resources

Buddhism and consumerism 01 (download)

Buddhism within America

  • Influence of culture on Buddhism
  • Challenges of lay practitioners
  • Cultivating positive values

Buddhism and consumerism 02 (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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