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No need to fake it: Developing true self-confidence

A talk given at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore, December 2, 2016.

  • Self-confidence versus arrogance
  • The importance of a virtuous motivation in developing self-confidence
  • The faults of basing our self-confidence on external factors
  • Being our own friend and dropping self-criticism
  • Our good qualities and potential are a stable basis for developing self-confidence

No need to fake it: Developing true self-confidence (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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