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Dharma in a consumer society

Dharma in a consumer society

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

  • Understanding the real purpose of Dharma practice
  • Realigning our priorities
  • Not getting caught up in the eight worldly concerns
  • Consumer society encourages the eight worldly concerns
  • Having self-discipline to practice the path in a world full of distractions

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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