Subtle impermanence

Subtle impermanence

Part of a series of teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book titled How to See Yourself as You Really Are at Sravasti Abbey in 2020.

  • Developing skills to help others
  • How to cultivate compassion for one’s family
  • Meditative reflection on death
  • Subtle impermanence
  • Extending understanding of impermanence to others
  • Viewing sentient beings as empty of inherent existence

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.