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Loving oneself and others

Loving oneself and others

Excerpts from teachings given at a youth camp at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore on November 10, 2002.

Purpose of meditation

  • Understanding ourselves
  • Dealing with afflictive emotions

Self-esteem 01 (download)

Audience topics

  • Buddhism practice versus culture
  • Buddha’s characteristics
  • Refuge and The Three Jewels
  • Buddhism and Christianity

Self-esteem 02 (download)

Questions and answers: part 1

  • Consciousness without a body
  • Rebirth and karma

Self-esteem 03 (download)

Ten virtuous and non-virtuous actions

  • Buddha’s advise
  • Dharma practice benefits

Self-esteem 04 (download)


Self-esteem 05 (download)

Questions and answers: part 2

  • Meaning of life
  • Buddhist traditions
  • Types of meditation

Self-esteem 06 (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.