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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Designation by term and concept

“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Designation by term and concept

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.

  • Mere designation by term and concept
  • The person exists by being merely designated
  • Searching for the referent of the object
  • Kindness is interwoven into the fabric of our life
  • Dharma practice is determined by motivation
  • Consciously generating a Dharma motivation

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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.