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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Dependent arising and emptiness

“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Dependent arising and emptiness

Part of a series of talks based on the book Approaching the Buddhist Path given during a retreat at Semkye Ling Retreat Centre in Schneverdingen, Germany.

  • What it means to repay the kindness of sentient beings
  • Dependent arising and emptiness
  • The three levels of dependent arising
  • Causal dependence
  • The two branches of mutual dependence

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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.

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