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The truth of dukkha

The truth of dukkha

Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

  • What it means to practice in common with the intermediate level practitioner
  • The truth of suffering or dukkha
  • The three types of dukkha
  • Recognizing the defects of cyclic existence
  • Reasons to seek liberation
  • Healthy ways to approach aging, sickness, and death

Essence of Refined Gold 28 (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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