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Chapters 11 & 12: Four immeasurables and bodhicitta

39 Course 3: Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Part of a series of two-week courses given at Sravasti Abbey based on the book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Buddhagosha on love and compassion
  • Four immeasurables and insight
  • Near and far enemies of the four immeasurables
  • The four immeasurables in the Sanskrit tradition
  • Questions and answers
    • On the “brahma-worlds” and the “Heaven Beneath None”
    • Making offerings
    • Using analysis in the Pali tradition
    • Combining the approaches of the Pali and Sanskrit tradition
    • Meditating on the four immeasurables and deity meditation
    • Why boredom is the far enemy of joy
  • Bodhicitta

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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