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Bringing the Dharma into the aging process

Bringing the Dharma into the aging process

Part of a series of teachings given during the Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions Retreat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The retreat was organized by Ekayana Buddhist Center.

  • What are your associations with aging and how do you relate to the elderly?
  • What feelings do you have about your own aging?
  • What kind of person do you want to become when you are old and how do you prepare now to have those qualities?
  • How do we use our understanding of aging to increase our motivation to practice the Dharma and how do we bring the Dharma into the aging process?

Jakarta Retreat 03: Discussion on aging (download)

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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