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Cultivating happiness and contentment

Cultivating happiness and contentment

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.

  • Real happiness is not dependent on external things and situations
  • Cultivating a mind of contentment with what we have and who we are
  • Living according to our values and principles
  • Listening to our heart and trying to become the person we want to become
  • Guidelines for how to keep refuge and deepen it

Living with an open heart 04 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.