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The dukkha of pervasive conditioning

The dukkha of pervasive conditioning

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.

  • Importance of focusing on benefits and advantages
  • Cultivating new positive attitudes
  • Aggregates, ignorance, and polluted karma are the basis of dukkha
  • Habitual constant preparation
  • Samsara can’t be fixed
  • Necessity for wisdom in ending samsaric rebirth

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.