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Stages of the path to enlightenment

Stages of the path to enlightenment

Part of a series of talks on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas given during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Pure refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
  • Karma and wrong actions of body, speech, and mind
  • Practitioner of intermediate scope
  • Practice of seven-point cause and effect
  • Equalizing and exchanging self with other
  • Thought-training practices

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas 03: Verses 7-18 (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.