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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Book reading with commentary

A reading of Approaching the Buddhist Path with commentary and questions was held at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Washington. The book is the first in the multi-volume The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series.

  • How the The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series came to be
  • Overview of the book
  • Buddhism, science and emotions
  • Cultivating a compassionate intention
  • Questions
    • What was it like collaborating with the Dalai Lama on the book?
    • The view of the mind and brain from the Buddhist perspective
    • How is mental illness viewed from the Buddhist perspective?
    • Stereotyping Buddhist traditions

Approaching the Buddhist Path (download)

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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