Love and contentment

Love and contentment

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.

Love: Part 1

  • What does it mean to be happy?
  • What are the causes of happiness?
  • Story of the cashmere sweater

Four Immeasurables 06 (download)

Love: Part 2

  • The karmic effect of donating to charity to get a tax break
  • The benefits of creating positive thoughts when donating
  • Giving with wisdom
  • The happiness that comes from generosity

Four Immeasurables 07 (download)


  • Why is being discontented problematic?
  • Does contentment imply we will not try to make things better?

Four Immeasurables 07.5 (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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