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Chapter 6: Verses 136-138

Chapter 6: Verses 136-138

Antidotes to the disturbing emotions that steal our happiness and lead only to suffering. Venerable Thubten Chodron gave additional talks on this chapter of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way at the Kurukulla Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 29-30, 2014.

  • How understanding dependent arising counteracts the affliction of ignorance
  • The three types of dependence
  • Understanding that dependent arising serves as both the reason to prove emptiness and the meaning of emptiness
  • Counteracting the affliction of desire

20 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 136-138 (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.