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A talk given in Cleveland, Ohio, in April 2003.

Friends, enemies, and strangers

  • The meaning of equanimity
  • Friend, enemy, and stranger as creations of the mind
  • Developing equanimity with an open heart and genuine respect

Equanimity (download)

Questions and answers

  • Facing our fears
  • The difference between love and attachment
  • The meaning of joy
  • Decreasing anger

Equanimity 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.

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