Planting the Seeds to Cultivate Compassion
Part of a series of teachings on the attitudes to develop in order to cultivate compassion given during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey, May 25-28, 2007.
- Importance of developing equanimity
- Developing an equal open heart for all
- Includes a guided meditation on equanimity
Planting the Seeds to Cultivate Compassion 01 (download)
Questions and answers
- How do you have equanimity for rats or insects that may be harmful?
- How do you deal with a person who has killed many animals?
- Why do certain people or personalities rub us wrong but don’t bother others?
Planting the Seeds to Cultivate Compassion 01 Q&A (download)
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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.