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Mind and rebirth

A talk given at the Nalanda Buddhist Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • The body and mind each have their own continuity
  • The nature of the mind
  • Using reasoning to establish a belief in rebirth
  • Creating the causes for good rebirths and liberation
  • People who recall their past lives
  • Children are not born as blank slates

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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.