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Teachings by Ven. Chodron that are available on audio. There are 2 sections:

1. Lamrim Teachings - listed below.

2. Other Teachings. Click here.


1. Lamrim Teachings (in mp3 format unless otherwise stated)

The Buddha gave teachings in order to share with us the path to enlightenment that he had actualized himself. These teachings are practical, give us the tools to deal with difficulties, and show us how to live a meaningful life.

The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-fold Path are one way of formulating these teachings. The Gradual Path to Enlightenment is another. These two are compatible, and knowing both enables us to look at the same thing from different perspectives. In the early eleventh century, the Indian Buddhist master, Atisha condensed essential points from the sutras and ordered them into the text, "Lamp of the Path". These were then expanded upon in the fourteenth century by the Tibetan Buddhist master, Lama Tzong Khapa into the text "The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment" ("Lam Rim Chenmo"). Venerable Chodron comments on this text and relates these practical teachings to our daily lives.

*Listings below that are marked with an asterisk (*) refer to a series of Lamrim teachings that Ven. Chodron gave at Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle from 1991 to 1994. The related audio files were initially in realplayer format but have now been converted to mp3 format. The contents remain the same. These audio files and their transcripts have also been renamed to run in sequence. Another round of light editing has been done to most transcripts (last revision: 5 Jan 2006).

Subdivisions of the Lamrim teachings:

Preliminaries  |  The Preparatory Practices  |  Foundations of the Path

Small Scope  |  Medium Scope  |  Great Scope


Supplementary materials:

Lamrim Outline in html format/ in Microsoft Word format/ in PDF format

Lamrim Articles & Transcripts  |  Lamrim Meditation Outline in PDF format


Meditaciones de Lamrim (Guided Meditations on the Lamrim [Spanish])

 

Other teaching series on the path to enlightenment:

 

Preliminaries

*Intro into the series of Lamrim teachings; Qualities of the compilers and the teachings, 29 Apr 91, Dharma Friendship Foundation (DFF), Seattle.

*How the teachings should be studied and taught, May 91, DFF, Seattle.

*Intro to basic Buddhist topics: mind, rebirth, cyclic existence & enlightenment, May 91, DFF, Seattle.

 

The Preparatory Practices

Six preparatory practices

*Practices 1 and 2, May 91, DFF, Seattle

*Practices 2 and 3, May 91, DFF, Seattle

*Practices 3 to 5, May 91, DFF, Seattle

Practice 5.
22Jun 94, DFF, Seattle

*What is to be done in between sessions, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle

The purpose of making mandala offerings, 24 Jun 2004, Deer Park, Wisconsin.

 

Foundations of the Path

How to cultivate reliance on our teachers

*Part 1 of 4: introduction; advantages of relying on a teacher, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 4: disadvantages of improper reliance or abandoning the teacher , 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 4: disadvantages-cont'd; how to rely on our teachers with our thoughts, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 4: relying through thought-cont'd; how to rely on our teachers through our actions, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

How to rely on a spiritual teacher, Oct 00, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

How to Relate to a Spiritual Teacher
(RealAudio). 30 May 2004, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Relying on a Spiritual Mentor
, Feb 2005, DFF, Seattle, WA

Relating to a Spiritual Teacher,
16 April 2005, Tse Chen Ling Center, San Francisco, CA

How to Relate to a Spiritual Teacher
, 10 September 2006, Boise, Idaho USA

Good Teacher, Good Student, 23-25 May 2009, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA


Being persuaded to take advantage of our precious human life


*Part 1 of 4: Recognizing the 8 freedoms, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 4: Recognizing the 10 richnesses, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 4: Considering the importance and difficulty of obtaining it, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 4: Conclusion, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

Our Precious Human Life (windows media player). 4 Jan 2004, Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, Malaysia.

Meaning and Purpose of Life,
10 September 2006, Boise Idaho USA

Precious Human Life, 18 October 2012, by Venerable Thubten Semkye, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

 

Small Scope

Remembering Death

*Disadvantages of not remembering death (including the 8 worldly concerns), 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Elaboration of the 3rd disadv of not thinking about death: detaching ourselves from the 8 worldly concerns & relying on the 10 innermost jewels of the Kadam tradition, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*9-point death meditation, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Meditations on death & impermanence (including imagining our own death), 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

Imagining Our Death and What Is Important At the Time of Dying, November 2005, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

The Eight Worldly Concerns. 08 June 2007. Maitripa Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA

Death and Impermanence, 25 October 2012, by Venerable Thubten Samten, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

Click here for talks on Rebirth.

Two Meditations on Death. 9 May 2013, by Venerable Semkye.


Advantages and disadvantages of 2 kinds of rebirth


*The lower realms, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.


Taking refuge


*Part 1 of 10: what refuge means; why take refuge; objects of refuge,

*Part 2 of 10: conventional and ultimate refuge; causal and resultant refuge; why the Buddha is a reliable guide; the 3 types of faith, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 10: the different views of the Buddha in different traditions; qualities and skills of a Buddha's body and speech, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 10: qualities and skills of a Buddha's mind, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 5 of 10: qualities and skills of a Buddha's enlightening influence; qualities of the Dharma; qualities of the Sangha, 1991/92, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 6 of 10: taking refuge by knowing the differences, 10 Feb 92, DFF, Seattle.


[Note: Part 7 of 10 was not recorded.]


*Part 8 of 10: benefits of having taken refuge, 1992, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 9 of 10: benefits-cont'd; specific guidelines for the practice of refuge, 1992, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 10 of 10: common guidelines for the practice of refuge, 1992, DFF, Seattle.

Q&A on Refuge & Precepts (RealAudio)

Taking Refuge
, 2003, Cleveland, Ohio

Refuge and Bodhicitta,
2005, Mahabodhi Society of USA, Sunnyvale, CA

Taking Refuge
, September 2006, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

Refuge, 1 November 2012, by Zopa, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

Conviction in actions and their effects (Karma)

*General 25 May 92, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 1 of 6,1992, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 2 of 6, 1 Jun 92, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 3 of 6,3 Jun 92, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 4 of 6& Factors making an action heavy or light,8 Jun 92, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 5 of 6,10 Jun 92, DFF, Seattle.

*10 destructive actions - Part 6 of 6,1992, DFF, Seattle.

*Thinking about positive actions and their results, 8 Jul 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Classifications of karma, 13 Jul 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Environmental results of positive actions and factors affecting the intensity of karma. 15 Jul 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Other ways of differentiating actions - Part 1 of 2. 22 Jul 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Other ways of differentiating actions - Part 2 of 2. 27 Jul 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Thinking about specific aspects of action and its results. 3 Aug 92, DFF, Seattle.

*General advice on how to engage in positive actions and avoid destructive ones. 5 Aug 92, DFF, Seattle

*The four opponent powers. 10 Aug 92, DFF, Seattle.

Karma and Your Life. 11 Oct 2003, Mahabodhi Society of USA

Why Do Things Happen the Way They Do? Teachings on Karma. 13-14 Apr 2005, Emaho Center, Scottsdale, Arizona USA .

Teachings on Karma. 30 April - 1 May 2006, Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle, Washington USA

Rebirth and Karma: Is Belief in Them Crucial to Buddhist Practice? 9 September 2006, Boise, Idaho USA

Karma, 8 November 2012, by Venerable Thubten Tarpa, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

 

Medium Scope

Four Noble Truths

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Four Noble Truths; Six unsatisfactory experiences of cyclic existence in general, 9 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

Four noble truths, 24 Nov 01, India

First Noble Truth: The unsatisfactory experiences

*Unsatisfactory experiences of humans - Part 1 of 2, 14 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Unsatisfactory experiences of humans - Part 2 of 2; The three unsatisfactory experiences of cyclic existence in general, 16 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Unsatisfactory experiences of the demi-gods and gods, 21 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

The Disadvantages of Cyclic Existence and the Types of Dukkha, 15 November 2012, by Venerable Thubten Jigme, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA


Second Noble Truth: The causes of unsatisfactory experiences; how they keep us in cyclic existence

*The root afflictions - part 1 of 5, 21 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The root afflictions - part 2 of 5. 9 Nov 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The root afflictions - part 3 of 5. 11 Nov 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The root afflictions - part 4 of 5. 16 Nov 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The root afflictions - part 5 of 5; The secondary afflictions - part 1 of 2. 18 Nov 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The secondary afflictions - part 2 of 2. 23 Nov 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Order of development of the afflictions and Causes of the afflictions - part 1 of 3. 7 Dec 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Causes of the afflictions - part 2 of 3. 9 Dec 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Causes of the afflictions - part 3 of 3. 14 Dec 92, DFF, Seattle.

*Disadvantages of the afflictions and How karma is accumulated by the afflictions. 23 Dec 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The way of leaving the body in death and taking rebirth - part 1 of 2, 28 Dec 92, DFF, Seattle.

*The way of leaving the body in death and taking rebirth - part 2 of 2, 20 Jan 93, DFF, Seattle. *Overview of the death and rebirth process, 27 Jan 93, DFF, Seattle.

Rebirth: Is It Really Possible? 25 Nov 2003, The Buddhist Library, Singapore

Rebirth: One of the Points that is Difficult for Westerners.
April 2005. Tse Chen Ling Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Attachment and its Antidotes. 24 October 2013. Ven. Chonyi, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.


Twelve links of dependent arising


[ Click here for a picture of the Wheel of Life depicting the Twelve Links. ]

Short version: Twelve links of dependent arising, 6 Oct 2006, DFF, Seattle.

Long version (5 sessions from 20 Jan to 8 Feb 1993):

*Part 1 of 5: the wheel of life, 20 Jan 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 5: purpose of studying the twelve links; the two sets of cause and effect; what is samsara or cyclic existence, 25 Jan 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 5: explanation of the first 3 links, 27 Jan 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 5: explanation of all the links, 1 Feb 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 5 of 5: relating the twelve links to the four noble truths; how a set of twelve links occurs over 2 and over 3 lifetimes; the twelve links in forward order and reverse order, 8 Feb 93, DFF, Seattle.


Fourth Noble Truth: Becoming convinced of nature of the path to liberation


*Part 1 of 2: the kind of body with which/the kind of path to follow to break out of cyclic existence; advantages of observing the higher training in ethics, 10 Feb 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 2: advantages-cont'd; disadvantages of not observing ethics;advice for observing ethics; 4 factors that lead us away from pure ethics, 15 Feb 93, DFF, Seattle.

Mind, rebirth and liberation, 29 Oct 01, Singapore

 

Great Scope

The Seed of Enlightenment (Bodhicitta). 16 Nov 2004, The Buddhist Library, Singapore.

Advantages of bodhicitta or the altruistic intention

*Part 1, 14 Apr 93, DFF, Seattle.

Note: Part 2 was not recorded.

*Part 3 & Equanimity: the preliminary to cultivating bodhicitta, 21 Apr 93, DFF, Seattle.

Equanimity. April 2003, Cleveland, Ohio
Advantages of bodhicitta, (RealAudio) 3 & 10 May 2003, US.


Cultivating bodhicitta through the seven points of cause and effect

*Part 1 of 4: equanimity; recognizing that each sentient beings has been one's mother; remembering their kindness as your mother, 26 Apr 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 4: wishing to reciprocate that kindness; heart-warming love, 28 Apr 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 4: love-cont'd; great compassion, 3 May 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 4: great compassion; great determination; the altruistic intention; pitfalls in Dharma practice, 5 May 93, DFF, Seattle.

Cultivating bodhicitta through the seven points of cause and effect, (RealAudio) May to Aug 2003, Boise, Idaho, US.

The Seven Point Cause and Effect Method for Developing Bodhicitta, 22 November 2012, by Venerable Thubten Samten, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA


Cultivating bodhicitta through equalizing and exchanging self and others


*An Overview of this method, 26 Jul 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 1: equalizing self and others-looking from the conventional level and from the ultimate level, 10 May 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2: equalizing self and others-cont'd; disadvantages of self-centeredness, 19 May 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3: disadvantages-cont'd; advantages of cherishing others, 24 May 93, DFF, Seattle.
Note: the rest of the teachings were not recorded.

Cultivating bodhicitta through equalizing and exchanging self and others, (RealAudio) Aug to Sep 2003, Boise, Idaho, US.

Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others - Parts 1 and 2, 29 November and 6 December 2012, by Venerable Thubten Chonyi, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA


Commitments of the aspiring bodhisattva vows


*Commitments of the aspiring bodhisattva vows, 7 Jun 93, DFF, Seattle.


Commitments of the engaged bodhisattva vows

*How the bodhisattva vows are useful, 28 Jul 93, DFF, Seattle.


a) Root bodhisattva vows


*Vows 1 to 4, 9 Jun 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 5 to 13, 14 Jun 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 14 to 18, 16 Jun 93, DFF, Seattle.


b) Auxiliary bodhisattva vows


*Vows 1 to 5, 2 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 6 to 12, 4 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 13 to 16, 9 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

Vows 18 to 21
, 3 Jan 98, DFF, Seattle.

*Vow 22, 16 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 23 to 30, 18 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 30 to 36, 30 Aug 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 35 to 40, 1 Sep 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Vows 39 to 46, 25 Oct 93, DFF, Seattle.


Training in the 6 far-reaching attitudes to ripen your mind

*The six far-reaching attitudes in general and how they complement one another, 27 Oct 93, DFF, Seattle.

The Six Far-reaching Practices, by Venerable Thubten Tarpa, 13 December 2012, Sravasti Abbey.


1) Far-reaching attitude of generosity


*Part 1 of 2: what is it; the 3 types of generosity, 1 Nov 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 2: giving according to the four points; how to enhance the practice of the six far-reaching attitudes. 10 Nov 93, DFF, Seattle.

Taking Delight in Giving. 21-22 March 2009, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington.


2)Far-reaching attitude of ethics


*Part 1 of 2: three types of ethics, 15 Nov 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 2: Lama Tsong Khapa's quote on ethics; practicing ethics with the other far-reaching attitudes, 17 Nov 93, DFF, Seattle.


3) Far-reaching attitude of patience


*Part 1 of 4: what patience means; anger is very harmful; patience of not retaliating to harm, 22 Nov 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 4: disadvantages of anger; antidotes to anger, 20 Dec 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 4: antidotes to anger-cont'd, 22 Dec 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 4: patience of enduring difficulties; patience of definitely practicing the Dharma, 27 Dec 93, DFF, Seattle.


4) Far-reaching attitude of joyous effort


*Part 1 of 5: three types of joyous effort and 3 types of laziness that interrupt joyous effort, 29 Dec 93, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 5: joyous effort and laziness-cont'd, 12 Jan 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 5: three types of discouragement, 19 Jan 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 5: four important qualities to generate as aspects of joyous effort,
24 Jan 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 5 of 5: four aspects of joyous effort - cont'd, 26 Jan 94, DFF, Seattle.

Joyous Effort. Feb 2004, USA.

The 3 types of laziness
. 10 June 2004. Deer Park, Wisconsin.

Joyous Effort
. 14 Apr 2007. Kirkland, Washington.


5 and 6) The far-reaching attitudes of meditative stabilization & wisdom (in brief), and Practicing each far-reaching attitude in relation to the other five


*Part 1: far-reaching attitudes of meditative stabilization and wisdom in brief; practicing each with the other five. 31 Jan 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2: three types of meditative stabilization according to their strength; far-reaching attitude of wisdom. 2 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.


5) Far-reaching attitude of meditative stabilization


*Part 1 of 9: Training in calm abiding to perfect meditative stabilization. 7 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 9: Arranging proper circumstances for calm abiding meditation. 14 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 9: Actual way to practice calm abiding: objects of meditation. 16 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 4 of 9: Actual way to practice calm abiding: objects of meditation and deterrents to calm abiding and the antidotes. 21 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 5 of 9: Deterrents to calm abiding and the antidotes - cont'd.
23 Feb 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 6 of 9: Review session - excerpts. 11 May 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 7 of 9: Deterrents to calm abiding and the antidotes - cont'd. 16 May 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 8 of 9: Deterrents to calm abiding and the antidotes - cont'd. 18 May 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 9 of 9: The nine stages, six mental powers and four engagements; developing calm abiding.
23 May 94, DFF, Seattle.


6) Far-reaching attitude of wisdom

Note: Part 1 was not recorded.

*Part 2 of 3: three levels of dependent arising, 30 May 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Part 3 of 3: establishing the selflessness of persons and phenomena, 23 Jun 94, DFF, Seattle.

Q&A on emptiness, Nov 2001, Singapore.

Commentary on "Three Principal Aspects of the Path,"
February/September 2003, Various locations, USA.


The Wisdom Realizing Emptiness
, (RealAudio) 11 & 12 Feb 2003, US.

Disintegratedness: What Goes from this Life to the Next
, (RealAudio) 2 September 2003, DFF, Seattle.

How to Develop Wisdom
, 10 Oct 03, Mahabodhi Society of USA

Basis, Path, and Result,
(RealAudio) 6-7 October 2004, Boise, Idaho, USA

Emptiness in Everyday Life,
18 April 2005, Treasure Valley Dharma Friends, Boise, Idaho

Dependent Arising.
28 April 2005, The Sakya Monastery, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Dependent Arising. 24 June 2006, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Emptiness,
November 2005, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Emptiness: Questions and Answers. 17 April 2008. Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington, USA.

The Far-Reaching Practice of Wisdom, by Venerable Thubten Thubten Chonyi, 20 December 2012, Sravasti Abbey.


Training in the 4 factors ripening the minds of others

*Part 1 of 2: what "ripening the minds of others" means. 2 Feb 1994. DFF, Seattle.

*Part 2 of 2: explanation of the four factors. 7 Feb 1994. DFF, Seattle.


Eightfold Noble Path


*Intro, right speech, right action, 20 Jun 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Right action and right livelihood, 27 Jun 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Right mindfulness, 11 Jul 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Right concentration and right effort(part one), 18 Jul 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Right effort(part two), right view and right thought, 20 Jul 94, DFF, Seattle.

*Why the Eightfold Noble Path is necessary for benefitting others, 9 Sep 92, DFF, Seattle.

Right Speech. 11 April 2005, Kurukulla Center, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

 

*Listings marked with an asterisk (*) refer to a series of Lamrim teachings that Ven. Chodron gave at Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle from 1991 to 1994.


Ven. Chodron on the importance of Lamrim:
"Prayer and aspiration are not enough for deep transformation; reasoning is necessary. Transformation comes from studying the lamrim, thinking about the topics, and doing analytical meditation on them. With a firm grounding in lamrim, we'll be able to work with our mind no matter what is going on in it or around us. When we do this, our Dharma practice becomes so tasty! We don't get bored practicing. It becomes very exciting and fascinating."

2. Other Teachings (in reverse chronological order)

Audio files are in mp3 format unless otherwise stated.


Introduction to Buddhism, 10 July 2008, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

Guy Newland: The Two Truths, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA 6-11 March 2010

The Rose, Gardenia Center, Sandpoint Center, Idaho, USA, 12 September 2010

Four Seals of the Heart Sutra, Sravasti Abbey, 5-7 September 2009

Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA, September 2008 ongoing

Taming the Mind: Buddhist Ideas for Everyone, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA, March 2009 - December 2010

Venerable Chodron Speaks at the Rotary Club, Spokane, Washington state, USA, 22 October 2009.

Transforming Adversity Into Joy and Courage 4 April 2009. The Buddhist Library, Singapore.

Walking Meditation. 21 March 2009 - Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington state, USA.

Manjushri Retreat. December 2008 - March 2009. Sravasti Abbey, Washington state, USA.

Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun. Ongoing, beginning September 2008. Washington state, USA.

Manjushri Front Generation: Explanation and Guided Meditation. 2 October 2008. Washington state, USA.

Fourteenth Annual Buddhist Monastic Conference. 27 June 2008. Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle, WA

Creating Peace in Our Daily Life. 21 April 2008. The Buddhist Library, Singapore.

Wisdom and Compassion. 16 April 2008. Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore.

Meditation on Enlightening the Path in Our Hearts. 15 April 2008. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Living a Balanced Life and Making Wise Choices. 14 April 2008. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Medicine Buddha Retreat 2008. 6 January - 9 March 2008, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Bringing the Dharma to the Middle East. Dec 2007, Israel.

Dharma Practice. 8 December 2007. An Interview with Ven. Chodron by Ven. Seogwang Snim, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Medicine Buddha Retreat 2007. 2 November - 2 December 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Sravasti Abbey Founding Donor's Day. - 13 Oct 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

On Monastic Life: Reflections and Q&A with Bhikshuni Sangha. 7 September 2007. A discussion on monastic life following the ordination of Venerable Thubten Semkye at Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington, USA.

Activism with Altruism. 31 August - 3 September 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Medicine Buddha Sadhana. 30 August 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Exploring Monastic Life 2007 . 7-24 Aug 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Cultivating Contentment. 8 July 2007, Jewel Heart Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Working with Anger. 7 July 2007, Jewel Heart Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Compassion. 6 July 2007, Jewel Heart Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Emotional Health. July 2007, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Youth and Dharma: Buddhist Practice and Community Living. 10 June to 17 June 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

Buddha's Life and Mahayana. 31 May 2007, Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA

Managing Illness: Meeting Breast Cancer with the Dharma, 6 May 2007. A talk by Kathleen Herron of FOSA at Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

Open Heart Clear Mind: Buddhist Ideas for Everyone April-December 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

108 Verses Praising Great Compassion 1-8 June 2007, Washington, USA

Planting the Seeds 25-28 May 2007, Newport, Washington, USA

Walking Meditation May 2007, Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA

Friendship and Community. 27-29 April 2007. Omega Institute, Rhineback NY.

Buddhism and Consumerism. 22 Apr 2007. Tibet House, New York City.

Interview with Ven.Chodron by Barbara Stewart on Ageing. 22 Apr 2007. New York City.

Teachings from the Chenrezig retreat held at Menla Mountain Retreat Center. 21-22 Apr 2007. Menla Mountain Retreat, Phoencia, New York.

Compassion: Personal and International. 19 Apr 2007. Tibet House, New York City.

Wise Choices for a Good Life. 23 and 24 March 23, 2007. Northern Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Nagarjuna's Precious Garland. 17-25 December 2006, Sravasti Abbey.

Chenresig Retreat - Winter 2007. 13 December 2006 - 15 March 2007. Sravasti Abbey, Washington, USA.

The Buddhist World View and Recognising Your Life as a Rare and Precious Opportunity. 28 Nov 2006. The Buddhist Library, Singapore

How to Cultivate Emotional Balance in Our Life. 27 Nov 2006. Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India.

Gender Equality/Inequality in Buddhism. 23 Nov 2006. Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India.

Question-and-Answer Session Mainly on Issues Pertaining to Monastic Life. 19 Nov 2006. Thösamling Institute for International Buddhist Women, India.

Workshop: How to Free Your Mind – Tara the Liberator. 28-29 Oct 2006. Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

Having a Peaceful Heart in a Complex World. 27 Oct 2006. Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

Commentary on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life", Chapter 2: Disclosure of Wrong Doing. 23 to 26 Oct, 2006. Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

The Benefits of Ordination - by Gyume Khensur Rinpoche, August 2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Compassion and World Peace - by Geshe Kalsang Damdul, August 2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Exploring Monastic Life 2006 - August 2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Prostrations from Afar - Ongoing, beginning June 2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Three Kinds of Peace - 30 June 2006, Boise, Idaho, USA

Resistance to Practice - 11 Jul 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Mindfulness and Compassion - 11 Jul 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Self-Centeredness - 10 September 2006, Boise, Idaho, USA

Working With Anger - 10-31 May 2006, telephone teachings for Tricycle Magazine, USA

Commentary on 108 Verses Praising Great Compassion - 10-12 June 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA

Vesak and the Buddha's Life - 10 June 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Motivation for Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts - 11 June 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Mindfulness and Compassion - 11 June 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Introduction to the Chenresig Practice and a Guided Meditation - 10 June 2006, Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA.

Buddhist Practice and Community Living - Sravasti Abbey's first Young Adults Program. 30 May 2006 to 7 Jun 2006. Sravasti Abbey, USA.

Loss of a Loved One to Suicide. 29 April 2006. Seattle, WA, USA.

To Bear the Unbearable: the Bodhisattva Practice of Patience. 25 April 2006. The Buddhist Library, Singapore.

Workshop: Vajrasattva Practice - The Path of Purification. 23 & 24 April 2006. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Faith and Inquiry. 22 April 2006. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Living a Meaningful Life. 21 April 2006. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Commentary on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life", Chapter 1: The Benefit of the Spirit of Awakening (Bodhicitta) . 17 to 20 Apr, 2006. Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

Bhikshuni Ordination. 19 Feb 2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Vajrasattva Retreat - Dec 2005 to Mar 2006. Sravasti Abbey, USA

How to Handle Everyday Problems. 30 Oct 2005, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi, India

Contentment and Happiness. 23 Oct 2005, Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, India

Dealing with Grief. 24-25 September 2005, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Preparing the Mind for Tonglen Practice. 14 Sep 2005, Emaho Center, Scottsdale, Arizona USA

A short guided meditation to still the critical mind. 14 Sep 2005, Emaho Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Exploring Monastic Life 2005 - August 2005, Sravasti Abbey, USA

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. May 2005. Sravasti Abbey, USA

Rebirth: One of the Points that is Difficult for Westerners. April 2005. Tse Chen Ling Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Purification Meditation. April 2005. Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

The Poisonous Attitude of Anger. April 2005. Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Abbey Vision and Progress. April 2005. Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

An Interview with Ven. Chodron: Her journey from growing up in a Jewish family to becoming a Buddhist nun, 11 Apr 2005, USA.

Dealing with Disappointment. 6 Feb 2005, Portland, Oregon USA

Vajrasattva Retreat - Jan 2005 to Apr 2005 (includes Preparation materials given in Nov 2004), Sravasti Abbey, USA

Introduction to Tantra. Dec 2004, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

How to Achieve Success, Happiness and Love. 24 Nov 2004, My Healing Hands, Singapore

Attaining and Balancing Your Three Wealths: Material, Emotional and Spiritual. 22 Nov 2004, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Session with Sunday School Teachers. 21 Nov 2004, Awareness Place Meditation Centre, Singapore

Living with Optimism. 19 Nov 2004, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Revisiting My Motivation: Why Am I Giving? 17 Nov 2004, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Purification Meditation Through Om, Ah, Hum (RealAudio) 7 Oct 2004, Boise, Idaho, USA

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded version). 2004-2006, Sravasti Abbey, USA

Wheel of Sharp Weapons. 10-19 Sept 2004, Cloud Mountain, Washington, USA

Discussion: Squirming in a meditation session (RealAudio) 9 Sept 2004, Washington, USA

Introduction to Manjushri Practice (RealAudio) 9 Sept 2004, Washington, USA

Emotional Health (RealAudio). Jul 2004, University of Wisconsin, USA

Three Beneficial Mental Factors (RealAudio) 24 June 2004, Deer Park, Wisconsin, USA

Prison Work. 7 Apr 2004, Harvard University, USA

Sravasti Abbey: Tradition and Innovation: (RealAudio) 6 Apr 2004, Harvard University, USA

Comparison of God and Buddha. Feb 2004, USA

Joyous Effort. Feb 2004, USA

Questions and Answers with Children. 7 Jan 2004, Tender Loving Care Student Care Centre, Singapore

Our Precious Human Life (windows media player). 4 Jan 2004, Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, Malaysia.

Contentment. 29 Dec 2003, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi, India

Advice For Tibetan Students. 19 Dec 2003, Academy of Tibetan Culture, Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala, India

Rebirth: Is It Really Possible? 25 Nov 2003, The Buddhist Library, Singapore

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - A Buddhist Perspective. 24 Nov 2003, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore

How to Love the People You Dislike. 22 Nov 2003, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Anger and the Practice of Patience. 21 Nov 2003, Kaki Bukit Prison School, Singapore

When Things Just Don't Go the Way You Want. 20 Nov 2003, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Karma and Your Life, 11 Oct 2003, Mahabodhi Society of USA

How to Develop Wisdom, 10 Oct 2003, Mahabodhi Society of USA

Taming the Monkey Mind, 30 May 2003, Mahabodhi Society of USA

Open Heart, Clear Mind, 28 May 2003 & 9 Oct 2002, Mahabodhi Society of USA

How to Live Without Fear and Worry, 27 May 2003, Mahabodhi Society of USA

Anger. April 2003, Cleveland, Ohio USA

Workshop on the Four Immeasurables, 13 & 14 Nov 2002, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore

The Love that Empowers Your Life, (RealAudio) 12 Nov 2002, Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society, Singapore

Self-Esteem or Loving Oneself and Others, (RealAudio) 10 Nov 2002, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Why Buddhism? (RealAudio) 9 Nov 2002, Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Singapore

How to Live Without Fear and Worry, (RealAudio) 8 Nov 2002, Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Singapore

Taming the Monkey Mind, (RealAudio) 7 Nov 2002, Amitabha Buddhist Center, Singapore

Ven. Chodron talks about the abbey, (RealAudio) Nov 2002, Singapore.

Dharma and the Family, (RealAudio) Jun 2002, MABA, USA

The Seven-Limb Practice (The King of Prayers), May 2002, MABA, USA

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path, (RealAudio) 29 April 2002 to 27 Sept 2003, various locations in USA [a good series to listen to for people who want to learn the essentials of Buddha's teachings]

Live in the Present Moment versus Prepare for Future Lives: Are they Contradictory?, (RealAudio) Apr 2002, MABA, USA

Prison Dharma: Teaching Anger Management (RealAudio) by Steven Vannoy, March 2002, MABA, USA

Dharma Guide Training Workshop, (RealAudio) Oct/Nov 2001, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Ven. Chodron talks about her life and how she met the Dharma. (RealAudio) Nov 2001, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore.

Medicine Buddha Practice, (RealAudio) Oct/Nov 2001, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Question-and-Answer sessions, Dharma workshop, Nov 2001, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Nov 2001:

Similarities and Differences among the various Buddhist traditions, (RealAudio) Nov 2001, Drepung Loseling School, Mundgod, South India

Ven. Chodron talks about her life and how she met the Dharma, (RealAudio) Nov 2001, Singapore.

Bringing a Buddhist Perspective to Counselling, (RealAudio) Oct 2001, Shan You Counselling Centre

Q&A on Sep 11/ Bamyan Buddhas events, Oct 2001, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore

Improving Our Relationships with Family members, friends and colleagues, (RealAudio) Oct 2001, Singapore Expo

Intro to Meditation, (RealAudio) Oct 2000/01, Singapore

Breathing Meditation, (RealAudio) Oct 2000/01, Singapore

Dealing with different sensations and distractions during meditation (RealAudio) Oct 00/01, Singapore

Q&A on Meditation. (RealAudio) Oct 00/01, Singapore

Loving Kindness/ Metta Meditation, (RealAudio) Oct 2001, Awareness Place Meditation Centre, Singapore

Love, Compassion & Altruism: Meditations on Kindness, Gratitude & Love, (RealAudio) Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle

Taking & Giving Meditation, (RealAudio) Dharma Friendship Foundation, Seattle

Setting Up a Daily Practice, (RealAudio) Oct 2000/01, Singapore

Dealing with Depression, (RealAudio) Oct 2001, Buddhist Library, Singapore

Overcoming Anger and Frustration, (RealAudio) Nov 2000, PUB Auditorium, Singapore

Understanding the Mind, (RealAudio) Nov 2000, PUB Auditorium, Singapore

Buddhism and Consumerism, (RealAudio) Oct 2000, Buddhist Library, Singapore

E=MC2: Examinations=Mindfulness, Compassion & Concentration, (RealAudio) Oct 2000, National University of Singapore

Walking Meditation, (RealAudio) Oct 2000, Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Medicine Buddha Retreat. October 2000. Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, USA.

Preparing for a Loved One's Death & the Medicine Buddha Practice for the Deceased, (RealAudio) Yr 2000,

Compassion In Living & Dying (with Lee Paton), (RealAudio) Nov 96, Seattle, USA

Teaching in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1994, (RealAudio) 4 May 94, DFF, USA

On Pilgrimage in Tibet and China, 1993, (RealAudio) 20 Oct 93, DFF, USA

Meditation on the Buddha

Q&A on Anger (RealAudio)

1000-Armed Chenresig Meditation

Three Thoughts to Generate Upon Waking Up (RealAudio)

Vajrasattva Purification

White Tara Meditation

Explanation of the following:(RealAudio)



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