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Chapter 11: The four immeasurables

38 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.

  • The difference between love and attachment
  • Giving and receiving love without a feeling of scarcity
  • Ways and benefits of meditating on love
  • Cultivating compassion, joy, and equanimity equanimity
  • Questions and answers
    • Differences in the words we use to cultivate the four immeasurables
    • Sending the four immeasurables to those who are deceased
    • How to find kindness in an enemy

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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