The importance of motivation
“Wheel of Sharp Weapons”: Verses 35-70
A series of teachings on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita at the request of Osel Shen Phen Ling in Missoula, Montana. The root text can be found in Mind Training: The Essential Collection translated by Thupten Jinpa.
- Rooting out the obstinate heart
- Why wrong views are so stifling to our practice
- Why maintaining our health in order to benefit others is different than being self-indulgent
- The effects of motivation on one’s practice
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.