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“Living with an Open Heart” book launch

“Living with an Open Heart” book launch

Venerable Thubten Chodron and psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts gave a joint talk and launched their latest book, Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life, at Poh Ming Tse Temple in Singapore.

  • Celebrating the publishing of the book Living with an Open Heart
  • How the collaboration for the book began
  • Challenges faced during the writing process
  • The practice and the application of compassion in every day life
  • How practicing compassion can be effective in times of conflict
  • Practical strategies and meditative techniques to practice compassion

A summary of the event appeared in the Singapore Buddhist magazine “For You,” January 2015.

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.