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Counteracting habitual mental patterns

Counteracting habitual mental patterns

Part of a series of talks given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Buddhism for Young Adults program in the summer of 2019.

  • The role of the mind
  • What is really important in life?
  • Our potential
  • Purification of past negative actions

Young Adult Week 02: Counteracting habitual mental patterns (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.