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Healing the mind

Perspectives from Buddhism and Psychology

A joint talk given by Venerable Thubten Chodron and psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts at Buddhist Fellowship West Centre in Singapore.

  • Clarifying misconceptions about compassion
  • The importance of self-care when practicing compassion
  • Self-awareness supports sustainable compassion
  • Dealing with guilt
  • Working with people who make empty promises

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.