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“Living with an Open Heart”: The vastness of compassion

“Living with an Open Heart”: The vastness of compassion

A talk based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life given at Kuching Dhamma Vijaya Buddhist Centre in Kuching, Malaysia on December 12, 2016.

  • Unpacking the meaning of compassion
  • Compassion and the three types of dukkha
  • The difference between compassion and pity
  • Compassion doesn’t mean always saying yes

“Living with an Open Heart”: The vastness of compassion (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.