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Practicing the Dharma in difficult times

Practicing the Dharma in difficult times

A talk presented at the Buddhist Library in Singapore.

  • Using the “Seven-Point Mind Training” verses for difficult circumstances
  • Creating the causes for the circumstance we desire
  • Turning our minds to the problems of others
  • Difficult situations give us an opportunity to connect with others
  • Reaching out to help others with a happy mind
  • Questions and answers
    • How do you change habitual ways of acting?
    • Does the Dharma work?
    • What is the difference between self-cherishing and self-preservation?

Practicing the Dharma in difficult times (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.