A student talks about the dangers of becoming complacent in his practice of the Dharma.
At the request of Venerable Lobsang Tenpa and Friends of Sravasti Abbey Russia, Venerable Chodron composed this prayer to Tara.
Venerable Thubten Chodron's teaching schedule in the USA, Europe, and Russia in the Spring of 2016.
A quick guide to getting started with using ThubtenChodron.org.
How the Pali and Sanskrit traditions present the four immeasurable attitudes and how to practice them to develop these qualities.
The challenges of being a Buddhist nun in the West and what was learned from them. Advice for those thinking about Buddhist ordination.
The challenges and freedoms of being a Western Buddhist nun. Bringing the Dharma to Western culture without altering the Buddha’s teachings.
Questions to review our understanding of the most recent talks on Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland of Advice for a King.”
A review and guided meditation on the freedoms and fortunes to fuel our aspirations to make this life meaningful and to dispel discouragement and despair.
Discussion of quiz part three questions 4-6 to review verses from Chapter 1. How a cause depends on it’s effect and the meaning of conceptual fabrication.
When we have some awareness of the karmic system of actions and effects it enables us to create the causes for the kind of life and relationships we want.
It’s hard to see attachment as a problem in relationships. If we can look at others with equanimity, it’s easier to love them.
There is meaning and satisfaction in healthy relationships. Recognizing how anger creates problems in relationships motivates us to apply the antidotes.
Acquiring things and going into debt does not fill up the empty hole of dissatisfaction. We can cultivate a heart that wants to share what we have with others.
A review of the key points of relying on a spiritual mentor including a guided meditation on the benefits of relying on a spiritual mentor.