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Wisdom: Understanding reality

Wisdom: Understanding reality

Part of a series of talks given during the Three Principle Aspects of the Path Retreat with Dr. Jan Willis at Sravasti Abbey in May of 2017.

  • The parable of the Good Samaritan
  • The concept of “anatman”
  • The Heart Sutra
  • Understanding key figures in the sutras
  • How to define a person
  • A mantra of protection
  • Similes for emptiness

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.