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Being a friend to yourself

Being a friend to yourself

A talk hosted by the Young Buddhist Association in Penang, Malaysia.

  • Learning to disband the inner critic
  • Genuine self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Connecting with others changes our feeling about our self
  • Setting our motivation in the morning and maintaining it during the day
  • Compassion as an antidote to depression and grief

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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.