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Reformatting the hard disk of the mind

Reformatting the hard disk of the mind

This interview originally appeared on the buddhistgeeks podcast.

  • Role as a teacher, including all of the work with students online
  • Potential downside of having a purely digital relationship with a teacher, as one doesn’t have the opportunity to experience the teacher as a living example
  • Wanting things to be easy and quick, a kind of “push-button enlightenment”
  • There aren’t any shortcuts when it comes to transforming the mind and realizing suffering and its cessation
  • What has changed as Buddhism has come to the West
  • Differentiating the packaging from the teachings of liberation
  • What is culture and what is the Dharma?
  • Some of the ways in which Sravasti Abbey is trying to change with the times

BuddhistGeeks podcast, part 1 of 2: Reformatting the hard disk of the mind (download)

Part 2 of this two-part series can be found here.

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.