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“Living with an Open Heart”: An introduction

A talk based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life given in Moscow, Russia. Organized by: Friends of Sravasti Russia. In English with Russian translation.

  • Having an open-hearted life is all about out intention
  • Our opinion of others and our opinion of our self
  • A strategy for living an open-hearted life
  • Looking for the the real causes of anger in order to subdue it
  • Listening to advice with respect, without defensiveness

“Living with an Open Heart”: An introduction (download)

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.