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Shantideva on equalizing self and others

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

  • Commentary on Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds, Chapter 8, Verses 90-102
  • Questions and answers
    • How to give up self-centeredness in a balanced way
    • Idea of being wisely selfish
    • The suffering of self-grasping

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.