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Developing a kind heart

Developing a kind heart

A multi-part course based on Open Heart, Clear Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from April 2007 to December 2008. You can also study the book in depth through the Sravasti Abbey Friends Education (SAFE) online learning program.

  • Recognizing the kindness of others
  • Discovering how we are the chief beneficiaries of having a kind heart
  • Transforming the mind that fears being taken advantage of
  • Using our kind heart to connect with others, including enemies and strangers

Open Heart, Clear Mind 10: Developing a kind heart, loving-kindness (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.