Reflecting on how the vows are relevant to how we choose to act. Skillful ways to help others.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Discussion on the difficulty of women’s situation in society, extending to people in weaker positions. Not getting attached to these temporary positions.
Explaining what it means to keep good ethical discipline, and having compassion for others’ suffering.
A commentary on wrong views in society created to justify our own negative qualities.
Explaining the first three of the 12 vows of the Medicine Buddha. Putting our energies behind these aspirations.
How thinking about the bodhisattvas’ promise to benefit sentient beings puts our mind into their frame of mind.
Thinking about the qualities of the Medicine Buddhas during the request verses. An explanation of the meaning of the prayer.
The qualities of a spiritual mentor and a disciple as well as how to cultivate a relationship with a spiritual mentor.
The meaning of the entire graduated path to enlightenment is encompassed in the mantra which is a symbol of the Buddha’s realizations.
A guided meditation on the Medicine Buddha sadhana practice for those who have not received initiation.