Why deities have wrathful forms, the practice of tonglen, and our obligation to help those who are suffering.
Series: Wheel of Sharp Weapons (Missoula 2013)
A series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita at the request of Osel Shen Phen Ling in Missoula, Montana. The root text can be found in Mind Training: The Essential Collection translated by Thupten Jinpa.
What makes a bad companion, the importance of respecting Dharma objects, enduring hardships for the Dharma, and the importance of honesty.
Why wrong views are stifling to our practice, the importance of maintaining our health to support our practice, and the effects of motivation.
An explanation of right livelihood, dangers of bragging about our qualities, and the importance of loyalty in repaying others’ kindness.