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“Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps”

“Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps”

A talk based on the book Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps, the fourth volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a series coauthored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the stages of the Buddhist path. The talk was given at the Than Siang Temple in Penang, Malaysia.

  • The importance of motivation in Dharma practice
  • The four truths and the Buddhist world view
  • Motivation for making offerings and doing prostrations
  • Using visualization when chanting Amituofo
  • Motivation and mindfulness practice
  • Question and answer
    • What kind of meditation can busy working adults practice?
    • What are the verses for offering food at meals?
    • Are there two ways to realize emptiness?

Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps (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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