Teachings on Buddhism for Beginners
Talks given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from March to December 2012.
- Selflessness and our perception of how things and persons exist
- How we impute meaning and value to things
- Benefit of questioning if we are perceiving things accurately
- How creating personal identities causes problems for ourselves
Buddhism for Beginners 05: Selflessness (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.