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The love that empowers your life

A talk given at the Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society, Singapore on November 12, 2002.


  • Developing love in situations of conflict
  • Differentiating love from attachment
  • Labels and the self-centered mind

Love 01 (download)

Developing openness

  • Equal-hearted openness towards others
  • Overcoming judgmental attitudes

Love 02 (download)

The kindness of others

  • Recognizing the kindness of others
  • Thanking and loving others
  • Cultivating love for those who have harmed us

Love 03 (download)

Prison work

  • Working with prisoners in the U.S.
  • Generating happiness for all

Love 04 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Being vegetarian
  • Buddhist views on abortion
  • Transforming our minds
  • Clarifying unwise sexual behaviors

Love 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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