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Examining our obstacles

Examining our obstacles

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

  • How our judgmental mind gets in the way of showing compassion to others
  • Applying Dharma in our daily life situations
    • Examining where are we with regards to showing or not showing compassion
  • No cessation to continuity of clarity and awareness of mind, hence no end to self
  • Noble truths: four truths seen by aryas who have understood reality

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.