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Meditating on taking and giving

Part of a series of talks given during the Developing Compassion in Challenging Times Retreat in April 2017.

  • Taking on the suffering of others to destroy our own self-centred thought, creating the space to give the happiness of our body, wealth, and merit to:
    • Future self
    • Friends/loved ones
    • Strangers
    • Challenging people
    • All sentient beings

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.