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.
Though someone may deride and speak bad words
About you in a public gathering,
Looking on her as a spiritual teacher,
Bow to her with respect—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
- Looking at how the mind responds to criticism
- Challenging the mind to react differently to criticism
- Seeing those who criticize as teachers, pointing out faults to help us improve
SDD 15: Working with criticism (download)