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The power of forgiveness

The power of forgiveness

A talk given as part of a teaching tour in Singapore and Indonesia in December 2013.

  • What is forgiveness?
  • The importance of forgiveness
  • Obstacles to forgiveness
  • Forgiveness and anger
  • Managing and releasing anger
  • Non-violent communication

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.