Shifting from the self-centered thought to cherishing others

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A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

All suffering comes from the wish for your own happiness.
Perfect Buddhas are born from the thought to help others.
Therefore exchange your own happiness
For the suffering of others—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Generating bodhicitta using the equalizing and exchanging self and others method
  • Examining the self-centered thought an how it undermines happiness
  • The benefits of cherishing others
  • The taking and giving meditation

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