Defining the mind

Defining the mind

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in 2017.

  • Defining the mind
  • Understanding karma
    • The Buddha did not create karma
    • Virtue brings happiness, non-virtue brings suffering
    • Small actions can have big results
    • Actions don’t get lost
    • Karma does not get lost
  • 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.