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Contemplating the Medicine Buddha vows

Contemplating the Medicine Buddha vows

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

  • Benefit of contemplating the Medicine Buddha’s vows and the attitude of the bodhisattva
  • Transforming adversity into the path

2000 Medicine Buddha Retreat 06: Benefit of vows (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.