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“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Thought transformation

“Approaching the Buddhist Path”: Thought transformation

A talk based on the book Approaching the Buddhist Path given at the Buddhist Library in Sydney, Australia.

  • The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
    • Verse 1: The motivation to benefit others
    • Verse 2: Treating others with respect
    • Verse 3: Counteracting disturbing emotions
    • Verse 4: Others show us our limitations to work on
    • Verse 5: Accepting defeat and offering the victory to others
    • Verse 6: When others betray our trust they teach us
    • Verse 7: Love and compassion
    • Verse 8: Helping others with a sincere motivation

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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.