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How to handle everyday problems

How to handle everyday problems

A talk given by Venerable Thubten Chodron at the Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India on October 30, 2005.

The rules of my universe—a setup for misery

  • Everything should happen the way I want it to happen
  • Everybody should like me
  • Everybody must appreciate me
  • Everybody must praise me

Transforming Problems (download)

Questions and answers

  • How much to persist in dealing with others
  • How does seeing the nature of reality help us interact with others
  • The recognition of generosity provoking ego
  • How to deal with fear, threat and resentment

Transforming Problems Q&A 01 (download)

More questions and answers

  • Ego
  • Reincarnation

Transforming Problems Q&A 02 (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.