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Mind is the source of our experience

Mind is the source of our experience

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in 2016.

  • The mind is the source of happiness and suffering
  • Getting in touch with our own intentions
  • Not being so reactive to situations in our lives
  • Seeing the world in terms of “what I have” or “what I don’t have”
  • Learning to not identify with our faults, but see them as just thoughts

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.