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Feeling bad helps our practice

Feeling bad helps our practice

Part of a series of teachings and discussion sessions given during the Winter Retreat from December 2005 to March 2006 at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Regrets for past actions and missed opportunities
  • It’s harder to practice when you feel good
  • Trying to make samsara better
  • Compassion and the urge to fix everything

Vajrasattva 2005-2006: Q&A #11 (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.