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Visualization, refuge and bodhicitta

Visualization, refuge and bodhicitta

A series of teachings given during the Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2011. Teachings on One Hundred and Eight Verses Praising Great Compassion were also given during this retreat.

  • Explanation of the sadhana related to visualization, refuge and bodhicitta
  • Feeling the presence of Chenrezig with great compassion and acceptance
  • How we need to expand our heart, be open and yet be firm
  • Taking refuge in Three Jewels helps us develop faith in the great qualities and develop such qualities in ourselves
  • Examining the motivation for cultivating bodhicitta, repaying the kindness of others

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.