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Understanding the true nature of mind

Understanding the true nature of mind

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2013.

  • Antidotes to disturbing emotions—ignorance, attachment, anger
  • Nature of the mind—Buddha nature
  • Attention to “me,” “mine”
  • Emptiness and karma

Young Adult Week 2013: 05 Understanding the true nature of mind (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.