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Transforming adversity

Transforming adversity

Teachings based on the book Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage, given at The Buddhist Library, Singapore.

  • We experience unhappy conditions, as our minds interpret the events due to afflictions
  • We can change our minds and how we respond to unpleasant situations
  • Methods to transform
    • Think that unhappy experiences we face are results of our past karma
    • Treat adversity as an opportunity to practice patience, Dharma

Transforming adversity into joy and courage (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.