A talk on working with disturbing emotions based on the book "An Open-Hearted Life."
By reflecting on the results of actions we can change our behavior to have conducive conditions in the future and also understand our experiences of this life.
Venerable Thubten Jigme describes her experience celebrating "Buddha Day" with the inmates at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Connell, Washington.
Although the Buddhist teachings have taken different forms, the traditions have much in common: a common heritage, shared goals, and similar practices.
Looking at things and people in a more realistic way can help us have a different response and reduce the dukkha experienced.
When things are going really well or when there are difficult problems, the bodhisattva practices can help us transform these into the path.
The bodhisattva practices describe practical ways to use adverse circumstances for Dharma practice and to transform the mind.
Cultivating compassion for specific groups of people and how this inner work transforms our everyday lives.
How to expand our motivation beyond attaining a good rebirth to liberation and awakening to benefit others.
Marriage offers many opportunities to practice the Dharma.
How to cultivate a healthy long-term friendship with ourselves. Learning to recognize the self-centered thought so it does not hinder this friendship.
Looking at “bad” friends who take us away from the Dharma and cherishing the spiritual mentors who guide us and point out our faults.
Definition of compassion and the conditions we already have in place to cultivate it.