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Qualities of a friend

Qualities of a friend

A series of talks given at the Omega Institute in Rhineback, New York, April 27-29, 2007.

Friendship and emotions

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False and good friends

  • What makes a friend a good friend or a false friend
  • The Sigalovada Sutta

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Questions and answers on friendship

  • Responding when a friend lies
  • Frustration with idle speech
  • Confronting negative behavior wisely

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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.