Examining how we define “love” and “happiness,” why we like friends, have apathy for strangers, and have aversion to those who harm us.
Series: Power of Love and Compassion Retreats (2013)
A series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron from the Power of Love Retreat at Sravasti Abbey, April 27-28, 2013.
How to reflect on the kindness of all sentient beings, including our enemies, at both the personal and international level.
The near and far enemies of love and the true causes of happiness that we wish for ourselves and others.
The meaning of compassion and the importance of distinguishing between compassion and self-centered distress.
The benefits of cultivating compassion and how to meditate to develop compassion towards all sentient beings.
The antidotes to anger, an affliction which blocks our capacity to cultivate compassion.