Concluding teaching

Concluding teaching

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Approaching the Buddhist Path, the first book in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Diversity of religions caters to different people
  • How to recognize the differences but get along with people from different religions
  • Following one’s tradition but incorporating practices from other traditions that are beneficial
  • Differentiating what is good for one’s own practice and what is good for the society in general
  • How we need to have an open mind and broader view about other traditions

64 Approaching the Buddhist Path: Concluding Teaching (download)

Contemplation points

  1. What activities help to promote religious harmony?
  2. Why is it that Tibetan Buddhist teachers set up their own centers in the West or in Asian Countries instead of joining with other centers?
  3. Why is it beneficial to learn from other Buddhist traditions?
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.