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Is what we think true?

Is what we think true?

A series of talks given at Maitripa College based on the book Don’t Believe Everything You Think.

Session 1: Debating with our crazy minds

  • Examples of how to use syllogisms to correct our wrong views
    • We’re worthwhile because we have Buddha nature and can become a fully awakened being
  • Compassion and having a bigger picture alleviates our afflictions

Session 2: Discussion on syllogisms

Session 3: Group sharing on syllogisms

  • Using syllogisms to develop correct understanding
  • Recognizing the habitual patterns in thoughts and recreating how we think about ourselves

PDF of a chart on syllogism.

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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.