Ending the pity party

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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.

Though you lack what you need and are constantly disparaged,
Afflicted by dangerous sickness and spirits,
Without discouragement take on the misdeeds
And the pain of all living beings—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Looking at our usual responses to undesirable experiences and the results of those actions
  • Avoiding discouragement when experiencing negative circumstances and instead transforming them into opportunities for cultivating compassion for others
  • Using taking and giving meditation when experiencing pain
  • How taking and giving helps to feel connected to others in a healthy and loving way

SDD 18: Ending the pity party (download)

09-07-14 Ending the Pity Party – SDD

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