Practicing taking and giving challenges our usual ways of thinking and helps us develop a mind of generosity and compassion.
Series: Good Karma (Frankfurt 2017)
Part of a series of talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron based on the book “Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering given during a workshop at Tibet House Germany in Frankfurt, April 29-30, 2017. In English with German translation.
When we find ourselves in difficult situations we can use the thought transformation teachings to weaken afflictive emotions and develop positive qualities.
Seeing self-centeredness and self-grasping as the source of our problems and counteracting them to find peace and be more beneficial for our self and others.
Examining our behaviors and attitudes in pursuing happiness in order to abandon mistaken ways and adopt those that are more effective.