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Anger and selflessness

Anger and selflessness

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2011.

  • Nonviolent communication
  • Reality versus mental conceptuality
  • Go beyond blame, causality
  • Selflessness, like an illusion
  • Questions and answers
    • Shame
    • Worthless
    • Grasping at true existence, “mine”

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.