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What is wisdom?

What is wisdom?

A public talk given at the Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, ID.

  • Conventional wisdom understanding cause and effect
  • Ultimate wisdom understanding the essencelessness of the self
  • How to apply wisdom to our contemporary situation in America
  • How wisdom helps us to cultivate love and compassion

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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