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Conventional and ultimate truth

Conventional and ultimate truth

Part of a series of talks given during the week-long Medicine Buddha Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in July 2016.

  • Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds, Chapter 8, Verses 101-112
  • Questions and answers
    • Why the mind keeps getting pulled to extremes
    • Getting clear about our motivation

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.