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In Praise of Great Compassion

In Praise of Great Compassion

A series of online talks on The Library of Wisdom and Compassion hosted by Jewel Heart Center, Ann Arbor.

  • Overview of chapters of In Praise of Great Compassion
  • Reading from Chapter 1: “The Four Immeasurables”
  • Reading from Chapter 2: “The Altruistic Intention of Bodhicitta” on “Two Types of Mahayana Disciples”
    • Sharp vs. Modest faculty disciples
  • Reading from Chapter 5: “Becoming a Bodhisattva” on “The Self-Centered Attitude and Self-Grasping Ignorance”
  • Question and Answers
    • How wisdom builds upon compassion and vice versa
    • Book compilation process

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.