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Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

Eight Verses of Thought Transformation

A talk given at the Manjushri Vihara Temple in Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • The benefits of mind training practices
  • Verse one: Seeing other living beings as precious
  • Verse two: Developing humility and decreasing pride
  • Verse three: Identifying our afflictions and applying antidotes
  • Verse four: Changing how we view difficult people
  • Verse five: Offering the victory to others
  • Verse six: Those who betray us are like teachers
  • Verse seven: Cultivating strong love and compassion
  • Verse eight: Helping others the way we would help ourselves
  • Questions

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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.