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Transforming anxiety and depression

Transforming anxiety and depression

A talk given at the Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia.

  • Anxiety is looking to the future and feeling uneasy about it
  • Our mind makes up stories about things that haven’t happened
  • The things we get anxious about
  • Being anxious makes us miserable
  • What we can do to transform anxiety
  • How we can die with a peaceful mind
  • Using Shantideva’s advice for counteracting anxiety
  • Questions and answers

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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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