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Living the Buddha’s teachings in the 21st century

A teaching given in two sessions organized by Wihara Ekayana Arama in Jakarta, Indonesia, and broadcast via Zoom, Youtube and Facebook Live. In English with Bahasa Indonesia translation.

  • The social situation changes but our mind is influenced by the same afflictions
  • Dharma practice should affect every aspect of our life
  • Study, reflect, practice and integrate the teachings
  • Gender equality in the 21st century
  • Lay people need to step up to the plate
  • Engagement in climate change and environmental issues
  • Questions
    • Is desire categorized as suffering?
    • Why do we separate ourselves with identity labels?
    • Dealing with unrealistic wishes and dissapointment
    • How can we work with our mind when we are anxious?
    • How do you find the right teacher to learn meditation

Living the Buddha’s teachings in the 21st century Part 1 (download)

  • The transmitted dharma and the realized dharma—we need both
  • Questions
    • Using the dharma to work with our mind during difficult times
    • What do you mean when you talk about laughing at yourself?
    • How can we be happy in the face of current conditions?
    • How can we plant good seeds in our heart and nourish our Buddha nature?
    • Do you need permission from a teacher to chant mantras?
    • How can one overcome addiction?
    • As a layperson can we help others by sharing the Dharma?
    • How can we deal with anxiety due to the pandemic?
    • Using the teachings to be calm during online work meetings

Living the Buddha’s teachings in the 21st century Part 2 (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.