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Motivation and choosing our path

Motivation and choosing our path

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

  • Motivation
    • The difference between what society values, and what we do
    • What will matter at the time of death?
  • Choosing our own path
    • Living life according to our values
    • Not being a people-pleaser
    • Praise and reputation
    • Applying the Dharma to our lives
  • Compassion from the Buddhist perspective
  • 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.