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Transforming suffering

Transforming suffering

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.

Even if someone tries to cut off your head
When you haven’t done the slightest thing wrong,
Out of compassion take all her misdeeds
Upon yourself—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Looking at our usual reaction when accused or threatened
  • How to do the taking and giving meditation to increase love and compassion for others
  • How the taking and giving meditation decreases self-centeredness

SDD 13: Transforming suffering (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.