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Transforming adversity into the path

Transforming adversity into the path

A series of commentaries on Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, given between September 2008 and July 2010.

  • Beginning of the section of the text explaining the five precepts of mind training
  • Five practical ways to practice mind training
  • The first two points
  • How one can transform adverse circumstances into the path
  • Looking at such problems as opportunities to practice and decrease self-centeredness

MTRS 39: Transforming adversity into the path, part 1 (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.