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Buddha’s advice for a better world

Buddha’s advice for a better world

A talk given at North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

  • Our motivation for our actions is the most important thing
  • A daily meditation practice or taking some alone time to think can help us understand
    • Why we act the way we do
    • What we’re feeling and thinking
    • What’s important to us
    • What kind of person we want to be
    • How we affect others
  • Process of honestly getting to know ourselves and transforming our minds
  • Questions and answers
    • Procrastination, praise, apathy, regrets, forgiveness
    • Contributions, loss, expectations
    • Facing challenges, helping others, love, relationships

Buddha’s advice for a better world (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.