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Good friendships

Good friendships

A Dharma workshop given at Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 27-28, 2001.

What makes a good friend

  • Characteristics that are valued in friendship
  • Qualities to develop or subdue to become a better friend to others

Friendship 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Equanimity and mindfulness
  • Expectations of others
  • Personal space
  • Wise compassion
  • Spiritual friends
  • Honesty

Friendship 02: Q&A (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.