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A warm heart in a complex world

A warm heart in a complex world

A talk given at the Centro Nagarjuna Alicante in Alicante, Spain. The teachings are in English with Spanish translation.

  • The world is not more complex but our mind can make it more complex
  • A warm heart doesn’t depend on the world being complex or simple
  • The emotions that make our mind complicated
  • Having a warm heart is not the same as trying to please everyone
  • Cultivating the mind that cares about others no matter how they react to us
  • Training our minds to see others as people with feelings
  • The meaning of forgiveness—giving and receiving

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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.