How to transform the mind of “I should” and accept our karma instead of getting angry at our situation. How the mind creates our misery or our happiness.
Series: Wheel of Sharp Weapons (Australia 2014)
Teachings given by Venerable Thubten Chodron during a three-day retreat on the text Wheel of Sharp Weapons at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia.
The meaning of forgiveness, how to let go of our anger and transform a painful situation.
Changing our habitual patterns through repeated practice, we can transform the most unpleasant circumstances into opportunities to practice compassion.
The role of self-grasping ignorance, anger, and attachment in our relationships with others.
One of the destructive actions of speech: harsh words.
Examining our motivations for harsh or unkind speech, looking at ways to cultivate different habits of speech and finding clear ways to communicate.
Advice on how to meditate on the verses followed by an examination of the results of karma and how to change our habits.
Learning how to change our habitual reactions and mental states and how to interact with others in a more clear, constructive, and beneficial way.
What prevents and what would help us to develop equanimity. Looking at our own needs realistically.
Thoughts on developing equanimity and overcoming obstacles to doing so.