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“An Open-Hearted Life”: Living with authenticity

“An Open-Hearted Life”: Living with authenticity

A talk based on the book An Open-Hearted Life given at Buddhist Fellowship West in Singapore, December 4, 2016.

  • We take care of our self in order to practice the Dharma and benefit others
  • Genuine compassion is developed with a rational state of mind
  • Compassion is an internal feeling not an external behavior
  • Respect for others is an ingredient of compassion

An Open-Hearted Life: Living with authenticity (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.

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