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Getting in touch with dukkha

Getting in touch with dukkha

Part of a series of teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book titled How to See Yourself as You Really Are at Sravasti Abbey in 2019.

  • Ethical standards and society
  • The three realms and six classes of beings
  • Virtuous and nonvirtuous minds
  • Finding the energy to practice
  • Being battered by the three types of dukkha in samsara
  • Getting in touch with our own situation in order to generate 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.