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Comparing the Buddhist and scientific views of emotions

Comparing the Buddhist and scientific views of emotions

Part of a series of teachings based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life sponsored by Tibet House Germany in Frankfurt, Germany, April 15 to April 17, 2016. The teachings are in English with German translation.

  • How science and Buddhism explain the source of emotions
  • Looking at the presumptions that lie behind the two systems
  • Two views on disturbing emotions
  • The different goals of psychological therapy and Buddhist practice
  • Tweaking samsara to make it better versus liberation from samsara

Living With an Open Heart 05 Frankfurt (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.