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Becoming the person we want to be

Becoming the person we want to be

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in 2018.

  • Being clear about our motivation
  • Abandoning afflictions and developing good qualities
  • Taking responsibility and steering how we change
  • Looking at the short and long term effects of our actions

Young Adult Week 2018 02: Becoming the person we want to be (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.