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The four noble truths

The four noble truths

Part of a series of teachings given during the Four Noble Truths Retreat, July 18-20, 2014.

  • How we act under afflictions (anger, attachment, pride, jealousy), creating negative karma resulting in misery for self and others
  • Truth of dukkha, origins of dukkha, cessation of dukkha and origins, true path
  • Importance of understanding the disadvantages of our situation for us to transform our mind
  • Understanding the nature of self: existence, beginning, end

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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