Print Friendly, PDF & Email

A peaceful heart in a complex world

A series of talks given at the Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, in Singapore in October, 2006.

Feeling connected

  • Feeling connected with others through seeing that they are just like us in wanting happiness and not wanting suffering
  • Reflecting on the kindness of others

Peaceful heart in a complex world 01 (download)

Transforming the mind

  • How our own harshness and self-preoccupation leads to disharmony in relationships
  • Small acts of kindness as an effective way to rebuild relationships, benefit others, and transform our minds
  • Looking at our own mind and taking responsibility for what we can change

Peaceful heart in a complex world 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Purifying broken precepts
  • How conditioning and karma work
  • Reacting to those who harm us
  • Dealing with disappointment
  • The difference between liberation and enlightenment

Peaceful heart in a complex world 03: 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.