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The Importance of Equanimity

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What are you afraid of? For many of us, the list is long. In this series, Tibetan Buddhist nun Marcela Clavijo introduces the four immeasurables—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—which help us replace unhelpful habits of mind and behavior for positive states and traits. With practice, these teachings can help assuage our deepest fears, whatever they may be.

Marcela Clavijo (Ven. Ngawang Samten Drolma) began dharma study with Khenpo Pema Wandak in 1995. Five years later, she encountered her root guru, the 41st Sakya Trizin, and in 2003, she received novice ordination in Nepal. She lives in New York City.