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Caught up in consumerism

Caught up in consumerism

A talk given at the Centro Nagarjuna Valencia in Valencia, Spain. The teachings are in English with Spanish translation.

  • We think that acquiring stuff will make us happy but we are still dissatisfied
  • Consuming unnecessary things is an ethical issue
  • The cashmere sweater koan
  • Cultivating a heart that wants to share with others
  • Giving to others with discernment and wisdom

Caught up in consumerism (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.