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Consumerism and the environment

The second of two talks on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation given at Øsal Ling Tibetansk Buddhistisk Center in Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Guided reflection on the kindness of others
  • Applying thought transformation practice to caring for the environment
  • Attachment and consumption
  • Verse 3: Counteracting afflictive emotions
  • We need courage to change our behavior and to benefit the world

Consumerism and the environment (download)

The first talk can be found here.

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.