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Working on the mind

Working on the mind

Part of a series of talks on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas given during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Working with being famous and having riches
  • Working with anger
  • Sensual pleasures are like saltwater
  • Being merely labelled
  • Practice emptiness
  • Six perfections

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas 04: Verses 19-27 (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.