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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and compassion

Part of a series of teachings given at the Jewel Heart Center in Cleveland, Ohio from July 6-8, 2007.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • Overview of his life and challenges
  • Learning from his life as an example for our own

HHDL and compassion 01 (download)


  • Defining compassion
  • Applying kindness to every situation

HHDL and compassion 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • On meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Being suspicious of others’ intentions
  • Eliminating the “I”
  • What qualities to develop to make better life choices

HHDL and compassion Q&A (download)

Day 2: Working with anger
Day 3: Cultivating contentment

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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