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Stages on the path to awakening

Stages on the path to awakening

A talk given for The Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit in October, 2020 presented by Lion’s Roar Magazine and Tibet House US.

  • Setting an altruistic motivation
  • An organized, step-by-step approach to the Buddha’s teachings
  • The story behind the Library of Wisdom and Compassion book series
  • Developing a foundation for Buddhist practice
  • The Buddhist world view
  • Our happiness and the happiness of others is interrelated
  • The “rules of my universe”
  • A three step process: hearing, thinking and meditating

Stages on the path to awakening (download)

A guided meditation led following the talk can be found here:

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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