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The path to self-acceptance

The path to self-acceptance

An online talk hosted by Merve Karakus in Turkey.

  • How unrealistic expectations and comparison block self-acceptance
  • Miseries caused by self-criticism and constant dissatisfaction 
  • Befriending ourselves and contributing our talents
  • Rejoicing in the talents of others 
  • Overcoming guilt from our mistakes and making positive changes 
  • Practicing to develop the good qualities in ourselves

Watch the translation into Turkish here:

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.