Samsara and dukkha
Selected lamrim topics: Part 5 of 10
Part of a series of teachings on selected lamrim topics, given from October 18 to December 20, 2012.
- The first noble truth
- Disadvantages of cyclic existence to develop renunciation
- Various types of suffering that we face in cyclic existence
- What we call happiness
- The purpose of reflecting on this topic is not to become depressed
- Motivating us to seek the alternative, freedom from cyclic existence
Venerable Thubten Jigme
Venerable Jigme met Venerable Chodron in 1998 at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center. She took refuge in 1999 and attended Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. She moved to the Abbey in 2008 and took sramanerika and sikasamana vows with Venerable Chodron as her preceptor in March 2009. She received bhikshuni ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Before moving to Sravasti Abbey, Venerable Jigme (then Dianne Pratt) worked as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in private practice in Seattle. In her career as a nurse, she worked in hospitals, clinics and educational settings. At the Abbey, Ven. Jigme is the Guest Master, manages the prison outreach program and oversees the video program.