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Seeing the kindness of all beings

Seeing the kindness of all beings

A talk given at Vihara Dharmakirti in Palembang, Indonesia. In English with Bahasa Indonesia translation.

  • The inspiration of Lama Atisha’s story
  • Following the example of the great masters to learn, think and meditate
  • Friends, strangers and enemies are created by our own mind
  • Seeing the kindness of strangers and thanking them
  • Seeing difficult people as teachers
  • Questions
    • What can we learn from those who harm us?
    • If we should believe everything we think, what can we believe?
    • Should we take our parents advice if we think it’s wrong?

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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.