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108 Verses: Verses 1-6

108 Verses: Verses 1-6

A series of teachings on One Hundred and Eight Verses Praising Great Compassion called A Precious Crystal Rosary by Bhikshu Lobsang Tayang given during the Chenrezig retreats at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center and Sravasti Abbey from 2006-2011.

Verses 1-6

  • Description of great compassion
  • Root of full enlightenment, helps to conquer afflictions, cyclic existence, obscurations
  • Importance of cultivating the attitudes, meditating and practice

108 Verses 01: Verses 1-6 (download)

Questions and answers

  • If an arhat decides to become enlightened do they have to start the path all over?
  • How can you ensure that you will not fall back into the lower realms?
  • What are the cognitive obscurations?

108 Verses 01: Verses 1-6 Q&A (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.