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Happiness comes from internal transformation. How to use Buddhist teachings to change our own motivation and attitudes to benefit ourselves and others.
A commentary on Chandrakirti's text explaining three kinds of compassion, and how compassion is the seed, the water and the ripened harvest of Dharma practice.
Venerable Sangye Khadro talks about being authentic, which is to look at our errors, and do something about them.
Nirvana is not a place but a state of mind attained by internal transformation. The fact that we have buddha nature allows us to go from samsara to nirvana.
A quick guide to getting started with using ThubtenChodron.org.
How it’s possible to go beyond blaming others or our self and work together to alleviate the suffering that everyone experiences in a difficult situation.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on May 3, 2019 in Approaching the Buddhist Path, Stages of the Path to Awakening with Thubten Chodron
Continuing Chapter 6 with the section on the Kalama Sutta in which the Buddha listed a set of criteria to evaluate whether a teaching is worth following or not.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on May 2, 2019 in Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Going over exercises 20.1 and 20.4 with the class and beginning Chapter 21 “One and Different.”
Study guide to the book Open Heart, Clear Mind, a foundational and profound introduction to the Buddha’s teachings.
Venerable Thubten Chodron talks about tonglen and the issues of terrorism we are facing around the globe.
A nun who participated in the Abbey’s 2018 Living Vinaya program writes about how the event demonstrates the transmission of an Asian Vinaya lineage to the West
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Apr 25, 2019 in Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Reviewing material already covered in Chapter 20 on definitions and illustrations, and discussing the different types of ‘divisions.’
On March 15, 2019, 50 people at mosques in New Zealand were murdered by a shooter. Al, an incarcerated person, responds with with a plea for peace.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Apr 19, 2019 in Approaching the Buddhist Path, Stages of the Path to Awakening with Thubten Chodron
Finishing Chapter Five, discussing the section ‘Buddhism in Tibet,’ and beginning Chapter Six.
By Venerable Sangye Khadro on Apr 18, 2019 in Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate
Venerable Sangye Khadro begins teaching on ‘Mind and Mental Factors’, giving an introduction, and covering the five omnipresent mental factors.