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Review session: Compassion, impermanence and emptiness

A review of teachings by Geshe Yeshi Lhundrup. Geshe Yeshi Lhundup, a senior Dharma teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery, teaches on Lama Tsongkhapa's "Illumination of the Thought," a commentary to Chandrakirti’s "Supplement to the Middle Way," a classic Buddhist text on Middle Way philosophy and great compassion. Also available as a series.

  • Questons and answers
    • When meditating on compassion, what is the object of meditation?
    • Is the realization of emptiness integral to progress on the bodhisattva path?
    • Do emptiness and dependent arising manifest as the same?
    • What is the meaning of “one taste”?
    • What is meant by imprints or propensities?
    • Does your view change after realizing subtle impermanence?
    • What is the difference between freeing and protecting sentient beings?
    • The difference between the compassion of hearers and bodhisattvas
    • Misidentifying the object of negation
    • The meaning of similitudes of the path

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.