How samsara evolves

How samsara evolves

These short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks were given during the Vajrasattva Winter Retreat from January to April 2014.

  • Samsara evolves from ignorance apprehending the exact opposite of reality
  • Conceptualization or inappropriate attention projects value
  • Attachment, anger, hatred, and anxiety arise based on wrong perceptions
  • Samsaric suffering comes from our mind
  • Cycle of afflictions causes karma and further suffering
  • Identifying afflictions
  • Identifying exaggeration process

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.

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