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Deepening love and compassion

Deepening love and compassion

Part of a series of teachings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book titled How to See Yourself as You Really Are at Sravasti Abbey in 2019.

  • Recognizing all sentient beings suffer the same miseries
  • Two factors to develop love and compassion
  • Two meditations to generate the feeling of closeness with others
    • The kindness of our parents, past and present
    • How we benefit from the work of others in society
  • Meditative reflection

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.