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108 Verses: Verses 27-34

108 Verses: Verses 27-34

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.

  • Importance of aspiring for enlightenment
  • A bodhisattava’s choice to be reborn, by force of karma and prayers, to benefit others
    • How bodhisattvas work tirelessly, without expecting rewards or feeling proud
  • Why we need to fear the causes of suffering and not just the suffering

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.