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Forgiving ourselves

Forgiving ourselves

Part of a series of meditations appearing on the Daily Dharma Gathering, a cloud-based meditation group that features live-streamed meditations by a rich spectrum of Buddhist teachers.

  • Overcoming low self-esteem
  • Working with self-criticism
  • Opening up to realize our full potential
  • Guided meditation on self-forgiveness

Guided meditation: Forgiving ourselves (download)

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.