Our real enemy

Our real enemy

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.

  • How we can choose to repay the kindness of others based on Dharma
  • Commentary on Shantideva’s verses from Chapter 4 of A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
  • How we are slaves to the afflictions that keep us in cyclic existence

108 Verses 06 (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.