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Compassion seeing emptiness

A series of teachings given during the Chenrezig retreat at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in 2007. Teachings on 108 Verses Praising Great Compassion were also given during this retreat.

  • Continuation of Verse 9, compassion that sees sentient beings as empty of inherent existence
  • Suggestions for how to transition from the retreat, establishing a regular Dharma practice and making it a priority

108 Verses 09: Verse 9 (continued) (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.