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Cultivating emotional balance

Cultivating emotional balance

A talk given at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Delhi, India on November 26, 2006.

The broad view

  • Balance necessitates a broad view
  • Evaluating things only in terms of how they affect “me” leads to an imbalanced mind

Emotional Balance 01 (download)

Finding balance

  • Recognizing imbalance and its source
  • Cultivating compassion brings us into balance

Emotional Balance 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Responding with compassion when others are rude or abusive
  • Additional antidotes to low self-esteem
  • Recognizing imbalance
  • Worry
  • The western mind that wants to control everything

Emotional Balance 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.