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108 Verses: Verses 63-70

108 Verses: Verses 63-70

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.

  • Great compassion burns up our negativities, causes rebirth in higher realms
  • Commentary on verses from Chapter 1 in Shantideva’s text A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
  • Fortunate eon: favorable conditions for practicing the Dharma
  • Five degenerations: time, sentient beings, ethics, conduct, age

11 108 Verses on Compassion 2010 (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.