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Removing barriers to forgiveness

Removing barriers to forgiveness

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Forgiveness and generating the power of regret
  • How harming others causes us suffering
  • Relationship between anger, our suffering and forgiveness
  • How not to get angry with difficult people
  • Creating the causes for practicing profound teachings
  • How introspective awareness helps us avoid spiritual bypassing

11 Engaging in the Bodhisattvas Deeds: Removing Barriers to Forgiveness (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.