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Sustaining a steady Dharma practice

A talk given at Gaden Shartse Thubten Dargye Ling in Long Beach, CA.

  • Compassion gets our mind more interested in practicing
  • Developing compassion by meditating on the six points of Chandrakirti’s analogy
  • Three types of compassion
  • Questions and answers
    • What is dependent arising?
    • How can I enjoy things without clinging to them?
    • Thinking that nothing truly exists scares me, what is real?
    • What is the role of dukkha in practice?

Sustaining a steady Dharma practice (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.

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