Teaching on the auxiliary bodhisattva ethical restraints focusing on those which aid the perfection of far-reaching ethical conduct.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
A comical explanation of the taking-and-giving meditation and beginning to teach on the last section including closing words of advice.
The first teaching on the 46 auxiliary bodhisattva ethical restraints, covering the first six which help us in our practice of far-reaching generosity.
Teaching the “Twenty-Verse Prayer,” focusing on verses of aspiration and dedication for self and others.
Because we exist on a continuum we are experiencing the results of past actions and actively creating the causes for our experience in the future.
The basic principles of karma and using them as a guide for actions and making choices. Transforming mental pain into the path.
When we have an awareness of karma we change our habitual ways of acting and thinking. We become more discerning about what to practice and abandon.
Examining our behaviors and attitudes in pursuing happiness in order to abandon mistaken ways and adopt those that are more effective.
Seeing self-centeredness and self-grasping as the source of our problems and counteracting them to find peace and be more beneficial for our self and others.
When we find ourselves in difficult situations we can use the thought transformation teachings to weaken afflictive emotions and develop positive qualities.