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Making room for the Dharma–the eight worldly concerns

Making room for the Dharma–the eight worldly concerns

A talk given at the Ripa Center in Moscow, Russia. The teachings are in English with Russian translation.

  • In any action motivation is the key to its value
  • The eight worldly concerns are the focus of our life
  • The problems they cause
  • Reflecting on their disadvantages
  • The counter-forces to the eight worldly concerns

Making room for the Dharma: The eight worldly concerns (download)

http://www.youtu.be/YMOqst3PCZM

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.