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The true meaning of forgiveness

The true meaning of forgiveness

  • Forgiveness really means letting go of our own anger
  • Not holding on to grudges
  • Cultivating compassion for others

View a followup talk on compassion for perpetrators.

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.