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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 86-89

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 86-89

An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

  • Patience and compassion for ourselves and others
  • Importance of study to support meditation
  • Becoming receptive to the enlightening influence of the buddhas and bodhisattvas
  • Meditation experiences
  • Apparent “contradictions” in the teachings
  • Debating, questioning, doubt, undiscriminating faith
  • Facing criticism

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 86-89 (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.