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Comparing ourselves with others

Comparing ourselves with others

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2012.

  • How we all compare ourselves with others, and come up short
  • Antidotes for comparing ourselves with others
  • Develop our own power over our self-image not dependent on others
  • Different ways to look at situation when someone gets what we want

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.