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The kindness of our enemies

The kindness of our enemies

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2015.

  • Going beyond the appearance of this life to see the kindness of all sentient beings
  • How our categories of friend, enemy, and stranger is based on our self-centered thought
  • Appreciating how those who harm us give us a valuable opportunity to grow
  • Ways to work with anger and release it
  • Letting go of our attachment to our opinions

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.