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Medicine Buddha vows 1-3

Medicine Buddha vows 1-3

Part of a series of talks given during the Medicine Buddha Retreat at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA, in October 2000.

  • First pretending to be something, then becoming that
  • Lamrim meditations
  • Transforming our minds
  • Self-centeredness makes us unhappy
  • First great vow: Creating a shift in our mind with their presence
  • Second great vow: Being able to tune in skillfully to guide each individual

2000 Medicine Buddha Retreat 07: Vows 1-3 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.