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Looking for the heart

Looking for the heart

A talk given at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia.

  • What is the mind?
  • The continuity of the mind and the continuity of the body
  • The nature of samsara and the emotions that keep us in samsara
  • How attachment works in our mind
  • Anger arises when our attachments are frustrated
  • The three principle aspects of the path are the purpose of our life
  • Questions and answers

Looking for the heart (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.