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Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 1-3

Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 1-3

Part of a series of talks given during a two-day retreat on Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig at Menla Center in Phoenicia, New York, April 21-22, 2007.

  • Understanding our interdependence on other sentient beings
  • Reducing our aversion to unpleasant situations or sentient beings by changing our mind-set
  • Seeing other sentient beings as crucial to our enlightenment
  • Reducing our attachment to pleasant situations or people by changing our mind-set
  • Being mindful of our values, precepts, and behavior
  • Confronting and averting wrongful thoughts immediately
  • The text can be found here: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

Menla 05: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, part 2 (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.