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Transforming arrogance and anger

Eight verses of thought transformation: Verses 2-4

Part of a series of teachings given at the Living with Wisdom and Compassion Retreat at Amitayus Centre in Bogor, Indonesia.

  • The importance of taming our arrogance
  • Catching our disturbing attitudes through mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • Treating difficult people as precious treasure
  • Shifting our mind-set from worldly happiness to dharma happiness

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.