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Relying on a spiritual teacher

Relying on a spiritual teacher

A talk given at the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

Qualities of teacher and student

Spiritual mentor 01 (download)

Cultivating the relationship

  • The importance of the relationship
  • Cultivating a good relationship
  • Appreciating the teacher’s kindness

Spiritual mentor 02 (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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