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Forgiving ourselves and others

Forgiving ourselves and others

A talk given on Father’s Day at the Gardenia Center in Sandpoint, Idaho.

  • The importance of forgiving others before it is too late
  • Learning to have compassion towards ourselves and forgiveness for our own imperfections and mistakes
  • How regret is useful and beneficial for ourselves as well as those around us
  • How guilt is just another form of the self-centered thought

Father’s Day talk at Gardenia Center (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.