Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The two truths: Questions and answers

The two truths: Questions and answers

Part of a series of teachings given from March 6-11, 2010, at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Working with the contradiction between emptiness and compassion
  • The realization of emptiness leading to compassion
  • What actually exists and whether everything is mind
  • How understanding relational dependence affects how we view things to exist
  • The difference between viewing people and objects
  • How the mind sees these two ways in which things exist

The Two Truths 01.1: Q&A with Venerable Chodron (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.