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Causes of happiness

Causes of happiness

Part of a series of teachings from the Power of Love Retreat, April 27-28, 2013.

  • Discussion of far enemies and near enemies of love and antidotes
    • Far enemies: hatred, malice
    • Antidote: patience
    • Near enemies: possessiveness, clinging, expectations, attachment
    • Antidote: equanimity meditation
  • Ethical conduct and virtuous attitudes lead to happiness in this life and future lives
  • Explanation and instructions for meditation on love

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.

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