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White Tara Winter Retreat 2010-11

The four immeasurables

An explanation of the prayer of the four immeasurables that is included in the White…

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Closeup of Ven. Chodron's face while teaching.
Karma and Your Life

Karma and compassion: Part 2 of 2

The four immeasurables (love, compassion, joy, equanimity) as antidotes to negative karma.

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Sculpture of a handgun with barrel tied in a knot.
Interfaith Dialogue

Buddhist wisdom on violence and reconciliation

How we think suffering comes from outside and how we can rethink and transform our…

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Living in Community

Six harmonies in a sangha community

Practical guidelines for setting up and living in a Dharma community or monastery, and the…

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Young Adults Explore Buddhism 2007

Kindness towards ourselves and others

Recognizing our interdependence with others and how keeping good ethical conduct can help us to…

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Khensur Jampa Tegchog smiles at the camera.
Teachings by Khensur Jampa Tegchok

The mind and renunciation

The "garbage mind:" how it keeps returning us to cyclic existence over countless rebirths, and…

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Stupas at Kopan Monastery, Nepal
Making Offerings

Explanation of the extensive offering practice

An explanation of the symbolism of the extensive offerings practice; imagining vast offerings in order…

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Venerable Chodron and retreatants group photo in 2005.
Vajrasattva Winter Retreat 2005

Physical prison versus samsaric prison

Watching the mind's reaction to food. Looking at attachment, seeing where it leads us. Examining…

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Young woman meditating.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Equalizing self and others

The second method of generating bodhicitta, called equalizing and exchanging self and others, is discussed.

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Venerable Jampa, smiling and talking to retreatants during group discussion.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Heart-warming love

It is possible to see all beings, whether they are friends, enemies, or strangers, as…

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A menorah with lit candles against a dark background.
Interfaith Dialogue

Reflections of a Jewish Buddhist

International journalist Peter Aronson compares teachings and traditions in Judaism, the religion of his upbringing,…

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