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Equanimity and loving kindness

Equanimity and loving kindness

A series of teachings given during the Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2009. Teachings on One Hundred and Eight Verses Praising Great Compassion were also given during this retreat.

  • Importance of equanimity as a foundation for developing love and compassion
  • Applying dependent arising to our classification of friends, enemies, strangers
  • Metta (loving kindness) as diversity practice, being open-minded towards others of different backgrounds with patience, understanding, generosity
  • Great resolve to do something about others’ sufferings; developing bodhicitta

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.