Approaching Buddhism: Survival of the Most Cooperative

John Bruna, the spiritual director of the Way of Compassion Dharma Center, continues the discussion in the text “Approaching Buddhism” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. In this session, John focuses in on interdependence and the countless causes and conditions that give us the life we have. He discusses how successful civilizations have worked cooperatively and how self-centeredness does not lead to flourishing in societies. John also brings the sharp sword of wisdom by revealing how we identify with things that aren’t me and mine and how we don’t know who we are. This is the roots of our suffering.

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