An overview of how we can strive to benefit ourselves and others in the long term and why it is important to understand our situation in cyclic existence.
Series: Four Noble Truths Retreat (2014)
Part of a series of teachings given by Venerable Thubten Chodron during the Four Noble Truths Retreat at Sravasti Abbey, July 18-20, 2014.
Examining where our heart of compassion gets blocked and explanation of the Buddhist perspective on whether there is a self.
The four aspects of the first truth, the truth of dukkha. How we are stuck in afflictions, not turning to Dharma or thinking about liberation.
How each one of us has the potential to change how we think, hence situations of pain or unsatisfactory conditions can be experienced differently.