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Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 4-5

Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 4-5

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.

  • Advice on daily practice
  • An important element in the cultivation of compassion
  • Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
    • Dukkha comes in many forms
    • Consider a negative person as a precious treasure and a way to practice compassion
    • Give up attachment to being right
  • Handling an aggressive person

Menla 06: Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, part 3 (download)

Note: The recording of the explanation of Verse 5 is incomplete.

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.