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Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 73-76

Wheel of Sharp Weapons: Verses 73-76

An expanded commentary on Dharmarakshita’s The Wheel of Sharp Weapons given at Sravasti Abbey from 2004-2006.

  • When the eight worldly concerns distract us from Dharma practice
  • Benefits of maintaining a simple life
  • Living in community
  • Taking care of community property
  • Priorities on the spiritual path
  • Giving and receiving advice

Wheel of Sharp Weapons (expanded): Verses 73-76 (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.