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Overcoming the eight worldly concerns

Overcoming the eight worldly concerns

A talk given at the Luminary Mountain Temple in Taipei, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • The eight worldly concerns and Dharma practice
  • How the self-centered mind is our real enemy, not other sentient beings
  • The greatest challenges in ordaining Buddhist nuns in the West

Overcoming the eight worldly concerns in our Dharma practice(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.