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The joy of serving sentient beings

The joy of serving sentient beings

A talk given at Tushita Meditation Centre, Delhi, India.

  • The disadvantages of the self-centered thought
  • Holding the value of cherishing and benefiting others in our mind
  • Reflecting on the kindness of friends, strangers and troublemakers
  • Helping others because we life in an interdependent society
  • There are many small things we can do to make a big difference in others lives
  • Ten inspiring verses on bodhicitta by Vasubandu
  • Questions
    • How can you be kind when you are angry at someone?
    • Is it possible to progress on the path without bodhicitta?
    • How can I cope with the energy drain of being compassionate?
    • How can you deal with not being recognized for your work and service?
    • How to relate to beggars

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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.