Banishing bad habits

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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.

Habitual disturbing emotions are hard to stop through counteractions.
Armed with antidotes, the guards of mindfulness and mental alertness
Destroy disturbing emotions like attachment
At once, as soon as they arise—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Why we should work on the most prominent of our disturbing emotions
  • The downside to the disturbing emotions
  • How mindfulness and introspective awareness help us with our disturbing emotions
  • When the disturbing emotions are small it’s easier to apply the antidote
  • If we use the antidotes, we can act calmly and constructively in conflicts

SDD 35: Banishing bad habits (download)

07-10-16 Banishing Bad Habits - SDD

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