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Cultivating positive habits

Cultivating positive habits

Teachings given during a three-day retreat on the text Wheel of Sharp Weapons at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia.

  • Dealing with having our faults pointed out
  • Projected identities
  • The four immeasurables
  • Self-confidence without self-grasping
  • Appropriateness of withholding truth
  • Practice and purification

Wheel of Sharp Weapons 08 (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.