Karma and emptiness

Part of a series of teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book titled How to See Yourself as You Really Are given during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2016.

  • Why meditating on the sufferings of being human is useful
  • The value of living in line with cause and effect
  • How we think shapes our experiences
  • Living our lives such that we feel good about our actions
  • Attachment to the self
  • Challenging the idea that I am my body, mind, or mixed with both
  • Investigating objects that we find valuable
  • Turning off our judgmental mind
  • Questions and answers

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.