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Living a meaningful life

Living a meaningful life

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2010.

  • Motivating ourselves to bring benefit to others
  • The purpose of being aware of cause and effect, having a precious human life and death and future lives
  • How this knowledge will prepare us to make the right life choices
  • What actions to adopt and abandon that will help create the benefits of short and long term happiness for oneself and others

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.