Inner peace

A basis for compassion

A talk given at the Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Delhi, India in December 2003.

Cultivating contentment and compassion

  • Living up to society’s definition of success and attachment
  • Discontentment and an agitated mind
  • Antidotes that cultivate contentment

Contentment 01 (download)

Questions and answers: part one

  • Dealing with aging, illness and other difficulties
  • Facing fears in a positive and constructive way

Contentment 02: Q&A Part 1 (download)

Questions and answers: part two

  • Maintaining reasoning and an analytical mind
  • Buddhist prayer when faced with a crisis
  • Overcoming fear

Contentment 03: Q&A Part 2 (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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