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Ten Percent Happier interview: What’s your motivation?

Ten Percent Happier interview: What’s your motivation?

An interview by ABC newsman Dan Harris for his podcast Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris.

  • Motivation is the most important aspect of what we do
  • The perspective of multiple lives changes the nature of compassion
  • Setting your motivation in daily life
  • Deciding to take the big step to become a nun
  • Buddhist nuns in the Tibetan tradition
  • Motivation and earning a living
  • The Compassionate Kitchen—putting eating in the proper context
  • Books by Venerable Chodron and online teachings

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.