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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Exploring Buddhism

“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Exploring Buddhism

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.

  • Overview of the book
  • A middle way between theistic religions and scientific reductionism
  • The buddhadharma and other religions
  • Trying to arrange the external world versus changing our mind
  • Respect for other religions
  • Questions
    • How do you accept other religions if reasoning doesn’t support their beliefs?
    • Motivations and actions
    • How can you have patience with yourself dealing with the garbage in your mind?

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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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