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video Video Teachings:

  • Our Precious Human Life. Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, Malaysia.

  • Creating Peace in a Chaotic World - Part 1 of 2 (97 min). 21 Dec 2007, Pagoda Phat Hue, Germany.

    Overcoming the self-critical mind; Developing contentment with what we have, who we are and what we’re doing; Accepting ourselves now while aspiring to actualize our potential in the future – these two are not contradictory; Slowing down and connecting with the people around us.

    - How can we love a boss who is not very nice?
    - How do we make our Dharma understanding move from the head to the heart?
    - What will happen to my career and progress if I’m happy and content with what I am now?
    - How do we deal with feeling hurt and rejected when we don’t get the appreciation, applause and acknowledgement that we seek?
    - Could you tell us about your plans for Sravasti Abbey in the upcoming year?
    - Are feelings a kind of suffering? If they are, then since equanimity is a kind of feeling, then is equanimity also a kind of suffering?


Also refer to Section II of Taming the Mind: Our Relationships with Others.

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