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108 Verses: A bucket in a well

108 Verses: A bucket in a well

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.

  • Continuation of commentary on Verse 7, reference to related verse from Chandrakirti’s text
  • First three of the six analogies of our situation being similar to bucket in a well
    • Bound by rope (afflictions, karma)
    • Propelled by pulley (samsara because of unsubdued mind)
    • Goes up and down (wander in six realms)

108 Verses 03: Verse 7 (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.