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Courageous compassion

Courageous compassion

A online talk given to the Yale Buddhist Sangha at Yale University. The talk is also on the Yale Buddhist Sangha podcast.

  • What compassion means
  • Having a broad understanding of suffering
  • What it means to have great compassion
  • Compassion doesn’t mean being a doormat
  • Questions and answers
    • Does compassion ever involve anger?
    • What is the difference between intent and action?
    • How can you be compassionate in a competitive world?

Courageous 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.

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