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The importance of realizing the ultimate nature

The importance of realizing the ultimate nature

The first of two talks based on the book Searching for the Self, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Volume 7 by the Dalai Lama with Venerable Thubten Chodron. The talks were presented at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. Listen to the second talk, Emptiness, its nature, its purpose, and its meaning.

  • Why realizing emptiness is important
  • Stages we go through in realizing emptiness
  • All phenomena are dependent on other factors
  • Examining phenomena with ultimate analysis
  • There is one antidote to get us out of samsara
  • Questions and answers

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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.