Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Our precious human life

Our precious human life

A talk given at Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, Malaysia on January 4, 2004.

  • Qualities of a precious human life
  • Causes for a precious human life
    • Abandoning the 10 destructive actions
    • Practicing the six perfections
  • Appreciating our precious human life
  • Practicing thought transformation daily
    • Setting, maintaining, and evaluating our motivations

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.