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My favorite pastime is complaining

A talk given at the Than Hsiang Temple in Penang, Malaysia. Hosted by the Young Buddhist Association.

  • The origins of complaining
  • Our rules of the universe
  • Examining the experience of the complaining mind
  • Reflecting on the kindness of others is an antidote to complaining
    • Relatives and friends
    • Strangers
    • Those we have difficulties with
  • The difference between complaining and constructive feedback
  • Working with self-criticism

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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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