Buddhism and Consumerism

by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
Tibet House, New York City
22 Apr 2007

Part 1 How consumerism affects society in general.
[33 min] : Download mp3 file


Part 2 - How consumerism affects the Buddhist community in this country (USA) in particular and what Buddhism has to say about the consumer culture. [49 min] : Download mp3 file

Questions asked:

  • Isn’t there some kind of happy medium between conserving our plastic bags and driving a Mercedes Benz?
  • How do we bring a kind heart into stressful situations?



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