The Middle Way view

Venerable Chodron is offering a series of nine online teachings on the text “Parting from the Four Attachments” by Nubpa Rigzin Drak at the request of the Friends of Sravasti Russia. This classic text from the Sakya tradition gets straight to the heart of the obstacles to our Dharma practice and how to overcome them.

  • Q&A session:
    • Differences between heart-warming love and great love from the Buddhist perspective
    • What would another word for compassion be?
  • The root of the fourth attachment: to inherently existent things and their characteristics
  • Two extremes and the Middle Way view
  • Ethical implications of holding onto extreme views
  • Dependent arising and emptiness as antidotes to the extreme views
  • Answers to questions, clarifying dependent arising

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.