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The Buddha’s advice to laypeople

The Buddha’s advice to laypeople

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2011.

  • Doctor, medicine, nurse
  • Purpose of institutions
  • The Buddha’s advice to lay practitioners
  • Questions and answers
    • Continued existence of Sravasti Abbey
    • Respecting the teachings creates virtue
    • How Buddha talks to his brother

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.

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