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Impermanence and suffering

Teachings on Buddhism for Beginners

Talks given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from March to December 2012.

Impermanence and suffering (July 8, 2012)

  • Benefits of studying and meditating on impermanence and suffering
  • Benefits of seeing the reality of our situation in cyclic existence
  • Suffering as an unsatisfactoriness that pervades all experience
  • Points that we can use in contemplation of suffering and impermanence

Buddhism for Beginners 04: Impermanence and suffering (download)

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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