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Existence of the “I”

Existence of the “I”

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 2017.

  • Review of four-point meditation on the emptiness of the self
  • Bringing to mind the false view of the self
  • Determining the ways an independent I could exist
  • Chapter 16: Testing our realization
  • Distinguishing coarse and subtle misconceptions of the self
  • 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.