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The four opponent powers

The four opponent powers

Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how to free ourselves from guilt, grudges, anger and resentment in this short weekend retreat.

  • Q&A
  • The four opponent powers:
    • Regret: taking responsibility without shame and guilt
    • Restoring the relationship and apologizing
    • Examining the pride that prevents us from apologizing
    • The benefits of having your reputation damaged
    • Determination to not do it again
    • Remedial action
  • Taking responsibility for our actions
  • The four distortions
  • Q&A

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.