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Changing habits through practice

Changing habits through practice

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

  • Verses 1-12
    • Bodhisattvas thrive when they enter situations of difficulty
    • Unhappiness of following the self-centered thought
    • About the taking and giving meditation
    • Seeing suffering as a karmic result
    • Changing habitual patterns through repeated practice

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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.