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Wheel of Sharp Weapons 2004-06

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 1-6

The opening verses describe the symbolism in the text, bodhisattvas and how we differ from…

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On Self-Worth

Having compassion for yourself

Even in a difficult environment, making changes in one's life for the better will benefit…

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Orange streaks in a cloudy sky as the sun sets.
Wheel of Sharp Weapons 2004-06

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Introduction

An introduction to the lojong teachings and a brief overview of the Buddhist worldview as…

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Healing Anger

Defusing our hot buttons

Practical advice on how to identify our “buttons”—the expectations and preconceptions that set our anger…

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On Love, Compassion, and Bodhicitta

Friendship

After burning every bridge and pushing away every potential ally, an incarcerated person finds himself…

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On Cultivating Wisdom

Keeping balance

Necessity for cultivating kindness and compassion for others in addition to practicing meditation.

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Venerable Thubten Chodron walking and smiling happily, Venerable Damcho walking behind also smiling.
Becoming a Monastic

Giving up married life

An interview with Venable Chodron about how she decided to become a Buddhist nun.

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On Cultivating Wisdom

Beliefs turned on their head

An incarcerated person finds that his attachment to the traditional cultural beliefs he grew up…

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Buddhist Worldview

Comparison of God and Buddha

An explanation of deity practice touching on the difference between the Judeo-Chistian God and Buddha.…

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Dharma in Daily Life

Joyous effort

Cultivating antidotes to discouragement and laziness helps our Dharma practice.

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Family and Friends

Questions from children

Why do you shave your head? and many other questions from the children at the…

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Buddhist Worldview

Our precious human life

Understanding the freedom and fortune that we currently have to learn and practice the Dharma.

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