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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: The nature of the mind

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.

  • Forgiveness is opting out of anger
  • The conventional nature of the mind
  • The ultimate nature of the mind
  • There is no person separate from the body and mind
  • How we impute inherent existence on to things and people
  • Questions
    • Does everybody have their own nature?
    • What goes from one life to the next?

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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.