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Living an open-hearted life

Living an open-hearted life

A talk based on the book An Open-Hearted Life co-written with clinical psychologist Dr. Russell Kolts given at the Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia.

  • If you want to be happy, care for others
  • Taking responsibility for our emotions
  • Living ethically is the foundation for a happy life
  • Questions and answers
    • How can you be compassionate when humiliated by others?
    • How can you forgive after childhood trauma?
    • What can you do to develop self-compassion?

Living an open-hearted life (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.