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The library of wisdom and compassion

A talk given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington

  • Story behind writing the books in the series The Library of Wisdom and Compassion
  • Reading excerpts (“Working with Fear and Developing Courage”) from Approaching the Buddhist Path (Volume 1) and providing commentary
  • Reading excerpts (“Law of Karma and its Effects”) from The Foundation of Buddhist Practice (Volume 2) and providing commentary
  • Learn to work with our minds to change our experiences
  • Two choices: be miserable or change how we’re thinking
  • Questions and answers

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.