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Making wise choices in life

Making wise choices in life

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2015.

  • Differentiating between the person and his actions
  • How our actions influence others
  • The difference between aspirations and expectations
  • Giving up the people-pleasing mind
  • Karma and its effects
  • The ten nonvirtuous actions

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.