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Developing a Dharma mind

Developing a Dharma mind

Part of a series of talks on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

  • Enthusiastic effort to practice Dharma
  • Special insight that realizes emptiness with calm abiding
  • Examining one’s own errors
  • Not attacking another person
  • Giving up attachment to friends and benefactors
  • Practice in a leadership position
  • Mindfulness and mental alertness

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas 05: Verses 28-37 (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.