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The Buddha’s awakening

The Buddha’s awakening

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2011.

  • Becoming a doctor to your own mind
  • Noble eightfold path
  • The Buddha’s life, culminating in his attainment of the three knowledges
  • Questions and answers
    • Transforming the mind from the hallucinated states
    • Being overwhelmed by the “story”

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.