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Freeing ourselves from negativity

Freeing ourselves from negativity

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Revision of Refuge in the Three Jewels
  • Indicating the need to purify by the analogy of the precipice
  • The reason why we should make effort quickly
  • The power of turning away from negative actions
  • Suffering caused by conceit and exaggeration
  • Review of Chapter 2: the first three of the four limbs in the seven-limb prayer
  • Q&A

14 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Freeing Ourselves from Negativity (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.