When anger arises, we can choose not to stay in its thrall. Anger is based on ignorance: when we address our basic ignorance, our negative emotions lose ...
A student reflects on how quickly she is willing to give advice, even when unsolicited. In a poem she considers the ego that has no boundaries.
Practices through meditation on Medicine Buddha
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How the Pali and Sanskrit traditions present the four immeasurable attitudes and how to practice them to develop these qualities.
Perspectives from students who wrote in after hearing Venerable Chodron’s talk on the Orlando tragedy.
How to remain compassionate and avoid despair after the tragic killings in Orlando, Florida.
The verses for laypeople who offer food to nourish the sangha, and the sangha which in turn nourishes the laypeople with teachings.
The Buddhist perspective on fasting and how practitioners keep Buddhist precepts related to food.
Explanation of meditating on the eight types of dukkha is continued with the last four. The explanation of the six types of dukkha begins with the first two.
Ways to work with attachment to food with a balanced mind.
Thought transformation practices that create the causes for the collection of wisdom. The four ascetic practices for bodhisattvas.
Venerable Thubten Chodron shares on how Buddhist practice has changed her life on the Third Eye Drops Show.
The completion of the commentary on the verses after lunch, pointing out all the beings whom we make dedications for.
The various reasonings refuting that the person exists inherently in or separate from the aggregates.