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Renounce suffering, practice joyfully

Renounce suffering, practice joyfully

Part of a series of talks on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path given in various locations around the United States from 2002-2007. This talk took place at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

Dukkha and its causes

  • Comments on a section of the Lamrim Chenmo by Lama Tsongkhapa
  • The three types of dukkha and the six kinds of dukkha
  • The source or causes of dukkha and the importance of contemplating them

01 Three Principal Aspects 2007 (download)

Questions and answers

  • How do you respond to people who think that Buddhism is male dominated?
  • What can you do when you are with someone who is suffering or ill?
  • How many monastics are living at Sravasti Abbey?

01 Q&A Three Principal Aspects 2007 (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.