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Precious human life

Precious human life

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

  • Importance of hearing the teachings live
  • Three poisonous attitudes
  • Giving up defensiveness, preconceptions and habits
  • Avoid things that provoke the mind to have space to cultivate the antidotes
  • Asking ourselves what is important in life
  • Making good Dharma friends is important on the path
  • Evaluating how much we cherish the Dharma

37 Practices of Bodhisattvas 02: Verses 1-6 (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.