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Developing inner peace through transforming perspectives

Creating Peace in a Chaotic World with Venerable Sangye Khadro – Session 2

Part of a series of talks given to students of Amitabha Buddhist Centre in late 2021.

  • Meditating on the impermanence of negative thoughts and emotions
  • Shifting our focus towards positive experiences
  • Relying on ourselves for inner peace and happiness
  • Developing resilient minds through mindfulness
  • Transforming perspectives towards negative situations and people
  • Question and answers
    • Dealing with inadvertent negative rejoicing
    • Eliminating anger through compassion and determination
    • Viewing the enemy as a precious teacher
    • Rejecting unreasonable requests diplomatically
    • Importance of making time for ourselves
    • Stopping negative thoughts from arising

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.