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Creating peace in one’s daily life

Creating peace in one’s daily life

A talk given at The Buddhist Library, Singapore, in March 2008

Everyday spiritual practice

  • Practices to do each day to refresh and renew our spiritual aspirations
    • how to wake up correctly
    • the three most important things to do for the day
    • how to remind ourselves of these throughout the day
  • The importance of continually steering the mind towards constructive thoughts

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Questions and answers

  • The need for suffering
  • Requesting prayers from monastics
  • Consuming animal products
  • The meaning of Dharma realization
  • Setting spiritual intention
  • Dealing with negative thoughts

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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.