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Relating to a spiritual teacher

Relating to a spiritual teacher

A talk given at the Tse Chen Ling Center, San Francisco, California.

Relying on a teacher

Relating to a spiritual teacher 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Selecting a teacher
  • The difference between self-respect and ego attachment
  • Levels of breaking vows
  • Meditating to counter afflictions and generate constructive attitudes

Relating to a spiritual teacher 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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