When we see that we are dependent on others we see the importance of caring for others. If we take care of others we live in a happier society.
Series: Living with an Open Heart (Frankfurt 2016)
Part of a series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life sponsored by Tibet House Germany in Frankfurt, Germany, April 15 to April 17, 2016. The teachings are in English with German translation.
Recognizing the four qualities of self-centeredness that impede developing compasssion and looking at the ways to overcome them.
While everyone admires compassion, there is a lot of confusion about it. In addition to learning what compassion is, it’s good to know what it isn’t.
Understanding how emotions impact the mind helps us work with disturbing emotions and positive emotions. The ways anger and compassion impact the mind.
A look at two viewpoints on the source of disturbing emotions, how they cause problems, their remedy, and the goal of working on them.