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“Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature”

“Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature”

A talk based on Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature, volume three in the The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series. The talk was given at the American Evergreen Buddhist Association Temple in Kirkland, WA and organized by Dharma Friendship Foundation.

  • The power of generating a virtuous group motivation
  • Samsara, nirvana and buddha nature
  • The mind and it’s potential
  • Enlarging your self-image and what you think you can do
  • The obstructions to cognizing objects
  • The nature of the mind is pure, the afflictions are adventitious
  • Eliminating afflictions and developing excellent qualities
  • Questions and answers
    • What is the nature of mind that it goes on endlessly?
    • What is the difference between the brain and the mind?
    • What is the difference between gross and subtle mind?
    • What is the mind dependent on?

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature: The mind’s potential (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.