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37 Practices: Verses 29-37

37 Practices: Verses 29-37

Part of a series of teachings on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas given during the Winter Retreat from December 2005 to March 2006 at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Applying antidotes in order to overcome the hindrances to concentration
  • Generating wisdom by meditating on dependent arising and emptiness
  • Discriminating between actions and the person who does the action pointing out wrong-doing
  • Keeping our relationships genuine and free of attachment
  • Using kindness to guide skillful speech
  • The importance of implementing the teachings into our mind-stream so that we can apply them in our daily life
  • Dedicating merit within the framework of dependent arising and emptiness

Vajrasattva 2005-2006: 37 Practices: Verses 29-37 (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.