Teaching the “Twenty-Verse Prayer,” focusing on verses of aspiration and dedication for self and others.
Series: Nagarjuna's Precious Garland (Teachings 2015-17)
Venerable Chodron’s teachings on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King, a classic Indian philosophical text on how to create the causes for good rebirths and realize emptiness in order to attain Buddhahood. Khensur Jampa Tegchok’s book, which Venerable uses as a reference for these teachings, is now published and can be found here.
A comical explanation of the taking-and-giving meditation and beginning to teach on the last section including closing words of advice.
Teaching on the last section of this text, ‘Closing Words of Advice.’ Explanation of four key practices to cultivate, and how to rely on a spiritual mentor.
Explanation of the qualities by which one can identify a suitable spiritual mentor, and how to relate to them after establishing a teacher-student relationship.
The final verses of Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland,” summarizing his advice to all of us on how to live in line with the Dharma.