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Purification of misdeeds with Q&A

Purification of misdeeds with Q&A

Part of a series of talks given during a weekend retreat hosted by Wihara Suddhi Bhavana in Indonesia. During the talks Venerable Chodron refers to the book Courageous Compasssion the sixth volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. The talks are given in English with Bahasa Indonesia translation.

  • Questions and answers
    • How can we avoid telling white lies?
    • Is lying to your parents to prevent them from worrying considered lying?
    • Is taking a person off life support the same as killing or euthanasia?
    • Is using intoxicants involved in ethical conduct?
    • Why do those who do destructive things become successful in this life?
    • The world is full of misery, how can we have kindness and justice for all people?
  • Purification of misdeeds through the four opponent powers

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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.