Desire and happiness
Dharma for a happy life
Part of a series of teachings given during the Happiness and Suffering Retreat, a retreat on the four noble truths, at Kadampa Center in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2013.
- The five hindrances to developing meditative concentration
- What it means to be “in the present moment”
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.