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“Awaken Every Day”: Bringing the Dharma into daily life

A talk based on the book Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy given at the East West Bookshop in Seattle.

  • The book’s origin story
  • Protecting our merit
  • How to dedicate merit
  • Spiritual practice should be related to everyday life
  • Helping relatives meet the teachings
  • A true revolution
  • Real freedom is being free from internal afflictions
  • Questions
    • What is the Buddhist perspective on fear, anxiety and worry?
    • What about righteous anger?
    • How can you enjoy activities without attachment?
    • What are the antidotes to attachment?

“Awaken Every Day”: Bringing the Dharma into daily life (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.