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Equalizing self and others

Equalizing self and others

Part of a series of talks given during the week-long Medicine Buddha Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in July 2016.

  • Remembering Elie Wiesel
  • Nine-point meditation on equalizing self and others
  • Reasons why self and others are equal from the viewpoint of others, self, and ultimate truth
  • Questions and answers
    • Retaliation be a way to stop harmful behavior
    • Getting beyond an intellectual understanding
    • How to split the points between sessions
    • Whether close karmic relationships continue in the future
    • Differences in types meditation

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.