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Transforming the self-centered mind

Review of verses 12-15

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.

  • Transforming our mind when we encounter adversity
  • Verse 12: Living with loss
  • Verse 13: Transforming suffering
  • Verse 14: Facing blame
  • Verse 15: Working with criticism

SDD 39: Transforming the self-centered mind (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.