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Medicine Buddha vows 9-12

Medicine Buddha vows 9-12

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

  • Ninth great vow: Changing people’s mind by helping them to see the correct views
  • Tenth great vow: Situation of people in prison due to their negative actions or political reasons
  • Eleventh great vow: Easing physical suffering first
  • Twelfth great vow: Giving others their heart’s desire then the gift of Dharma

2000 Medicine Buddha Retreat 11: Vows 9-12 (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.

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