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The heart of forgiveness

The heart of forgiveness

A talk given as part of the Heart Shrine Relic Tour, co-sponsored by Unity Church Spokane and Sravasti Abbey, on the disadvantages of anger and how to relate to others with openness and acceptance.

  • Defining forgiveness
  • Understanding why we suffer
  • Learning how to transform our minds
  • Letting go of negative emotions

Forgiveness (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.