Determining to practice patience

Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 6, Verses 8-15

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A series of teachings given at various venues in Mexico in April 2015. The teachings are in English with Spanish translation. This talk took place at Yeshe Gyaltsen Center in Cozumel.

  • The ruminating mind and how it causes our unhappiness
  • Making the determination to practice fortitude
  • How anger is related to our bias towards friends and against enemies
  • Four objects that we typically get angry with:
    • Suffering
    • Not getting what we want
    • Harsh words
    • Unpleasant sounds
  • Reflecting on impermanence to diffuse anger
  • The relationship between karma and suffering
  • How suffering strengthens renunciation
  • Lack of fortitude is an obstacle to our Dharma practice
  • With familiarity, it becomes easier to endure sufferings
02 Working with Anger and Developing Fortitude 04-18-15

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