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Bodhisattva practices

Bodhisattva practices

Part of a series of teachings given during the December 2006 to March 2007 Chenrezig Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • What is a bodhisattva’s mind like?
  • The importance of meditating on death
  • The internal state at the time of death
  • What role does intellect and study play in Dharma practice?
  • Letters from inmates

Chenrezig Retreat 21 (download)

[This teaching continues with a teaching on the text Essence of Refined Gold.]

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.