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Homage to great compassion

Homage to great compassion

A talk given at the Luminary Buddhist Institute in Chiayi, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • All the goodness in the world can be traced back to the Buddha
  • The causes of Bodhisattvas: Compassion, non-dual awareness and bodhicitta
  • How compassion is the seed, the water and ripened harvest of Dharma practice
  • Three kinds of compassion
    • Compassion that sees the suffering of sentient beings
    • Compassion that sees sentient beings as impermanent
    • Compassion that sees sentient beings as lacking inherent existence

Homage to great compassion (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.