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Preparing for Vajrasattva retreat

Preparing for Vajrasattva retreat

Retreat advice given in preparation for the winter retreat from January to April 2005 at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Explanation of karmic obscurations
  • Overview of purification
  • Discussion of visualization
  • Instructions on practicing in retreat
  • Mantra recitation

Preparing for Vajrasattva retreat 01 (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.