The world’s major spiritual traditions agree that unconditional love is an essential quality for personal happiness and spiritual growth. But with so many obnoxious people on the planet, how is this possible?
Ven. Thubten Chonyi from Sravasti Abbey in the USA introduces a series of meditations from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that help love to arise naturally towards all beings — even the difficult ones.
Venenerable Thubten Chonyi has studied Buddhist meditation and philosophy with Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996 and intensified her training by moving to Sravasti Abbey, an American Buddhist monastery in the Tibetan tradition, in 2007. She ordained as a novice nun the following year and received bhikshuni ordination at Fo Guang Shan temple in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly shares the Dharma on behalf of the Abbey with Dharma groups, in public talks, and in publications. She is especially involved with interfaith exchange and social justice issues.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.