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Equanimity and forgiveness

Equanimity and forgiveness

Part of a series of teachings from a two-day workshop on the four immeasurables at Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 13-14, 2002.

Questions and answers

  • What does it mean to be a success in society?
  • Being worried about being different

Four Immeasurables 03 (download)

Questions and answers (continued)

  • How to practice equanimity with those we really dislike
  • How to practice with those who are unkind to us
  • How to cultivate kindness in our everyday life
  • The significance of meditating on Chenrezig as a living being rather than as a statue

Four Immeasurables 04 (download)

Forgiving and apologizing

  • What it is that impedes our ability to forgive
  • What we need in order to be able to apologize
  • How pride can get in the way
  • The benefits of forgiving and apologizing before we die
  • Using Chenrezig meditation to increase our ability to forgive

Four Immeasurables 05 (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.

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