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The dukkha of pain and change

The dukkha of pain and change

This is part of a series of teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings, by Drakpa Gyaltsen, given during the 2014 Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Motivation and karmic ripening
  • Pain of the lower realms
  • Suffering as motivation for practice
  • Karma and suffering are cause and effect
  • Dukkha of impermanence and instability in cyclic existence
  • Relationship between pleasure and pain

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.