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Transforming the mind

Transforming the mind

Part of a series of short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks on transforming adversity into the path.

  • Using spiritual practice to overcome difficult circumstances
  • Seeing experience as the result of past karma
  • Learning to rejoice in ripening karma
  • Using tonglen meditation to transform the mind
  • Recognizing the kindness that exists amidst hardship

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.