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108 Verses: Verse 7

108 Verses: Verse 7

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.

Verse 7

  • Three types of dukkha: pain, change, influence of body and mind
  • Explanation of related verse from Shantideva’s text that praises compassion
  • Commentary on related and powerful verse from Chandrakirit’s text that explains our situation in cyclic existence
  • Three types of dukkha with examples
  • Look at our body for what it is, how we can use it wisely for Dharma practice

108 Verses 02: Verse 7 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Why are we so dense that we keep trying to get happiness from the body but our whole experience is that it does not bring lasting peace?
  • The body suffers because the mind is suffering, what about a buddha, bodhisattva, or arhat?
  • Are there examples of people who have attained buddhahood?
  • How does a lay practitioner know when they are over the hump of attachment?
  • What the role of ordination in dealing with attachment?

108 Verses 02: 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.