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How things appear and how they exist

Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness given at the Garrison Institute, New York. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the Shantideva Meditation Center.

  • Getting taste of how we see things as inherently existent
  • Seeing our selves and others in a rigid way with fixed personalities
  • Mistaken and erroneous consciousnesses
  • How things appear and how they really exist
  • The middle way and the two extremes

Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness 04 (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.

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