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Exchanging self and others to develop bodhicitta

Exchanging self and others to develop bodhicitta

Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • The important difference between self-centeredness and self-cherishing
  • How self-centeredness causes us misery now and in the future
  • The person that cherishes others receives more benefit than the recipient
  • Exchanging self and others means exchanging who is more important
  • Tonglen, the taking and giving meditation. Why the earlier meditations are important in doing tonglen

Easy Path 41: Exchanging self and others (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.