Transforming problems into compassion
Seven Point Mind Training by Ven Sangye Khadro – Part 6
Part of a series of 12 teachings by Venerable Sangye Khadro given online at Amitabha Buddhist Centre from July to September 2020.
- Review of the four preliminaries of mind training
- Review of tonglen, equalizing and exchanging self & others
- Guided meditation combining tonglen with the contemplation of the Four Immeasurables
- Transforming adversities, problems and suffering into the path
- Remembering the nature of samsara
- Thinking beyond one’s own suffering
- Reflecting on the suffering of all sentient beings
- Generating bodhicitta
- Using one’s suffering to alleviate the suffering of others
- Other contemplations for turning problems into practice
- Questions and answers
Venerable Sangye Khadro
California-born, Venerable Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron. Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Venerable Chodron. Venerable Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Venerable Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into eight languages. She has taught at Sravasti Abbey since 2017 and is now a full-time resident.