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Examining our expectations of others

Examining our expectations of others

Part of a series of teachings based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life given at Phendeling-Center for Tibetansk Buddhisme in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 30 to May 1, 2016.

  • The analogy of doctor, medicine, and nurses to explain refuge in the Three Jewels
  • Explanation of the five precepts
  • The precept not to kill in regard to vegetarianism and euthanasia of pets
  • Ethical conduct and cause and effect
  • Purification and the four opponent powers
  • Examining our unrealistic expectations of others to avoid disappointment and conflict
  • Parents’ expectations of children
  • Practicing to integrate the Dharma into our lives

Living with and open heart 03 Copenhagen (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.