DiscoverTen Percent Happier with Dan Harris#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron
#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron

#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron

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Thubten Chodron was born in Chicago and grew up near Los Angeles. She felt her life's calling was to help others, so she became a teacher, landing her first job in the inner-city schools of Los Angeles. Looking for something to do during summer break, she saw a flyer for a meditation course being taught by two Tibetan Lamas. Little did she know, taking this course would change the trajectory of her life. The teaching that resonated with her most was about setting motivations. She realized that though she was doing good things in her life, the motivations she had for doing them were self-centered. Chodron wanted to dedicate her life to living selflessly and with altruistic intentions. She felt the only way she could do that was to let go of her worldly attachments, including her marriage, and become a Buddhist nun. She believes we all have the potential to be happy and live altruistically, but we get in our own way. In this episode, Chodron offers her thoughts on how to set selfless motivations as we live our everyday lives.

Plugzone:
Personal Website: https://thubtenchodron.org/
Sravasti Abbey: https://sravastiabbey.org/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sravastiabbey

Books:
The Compassionate Kitchen: Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude https://www.amazon.com/Compassionate-Kitchen-Practices-Mindfulness-Gratitude/dp/1611806348

Other book titles by Thubton Chodron: https://www.amazon.com/Thubten-Chodron/e/B000APM652
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#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron

#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron

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