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Wanting to fix others

Wanting to fix others

Part of a series of talks regarding the influence that Dharma practice can have on family life, given at the Mid-America Buddhist Association workshop held in Augusta, Missouri on June 7-9, 2002.

Effectively helping others with bodhicitta

  • Honest versus apparent compassion
  • Being free of the expectations to solve others’ problems
  • Cultivating compassionate patience

DAF 02a: Helping others (download)

“Stickiness” of blood relationships

  • The mind’s construction
  • Understanding attachment
  • Helpful meditations

DAF 02b: Sticky relationships (download)

Changes in family relationships

  • Understanding impermanence
  • Reflecting on the effects of change
  • Gaining familiarity with impermanence

DAF 02c: Changing relationships (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.