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Purpose of request to Chenrezig

Purpose of request to Chenrezig

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 1000-Armed Chenrezig sadhana, teaching on the request prayer to Chenrezig
  • Types of buddha bodies
  • How even though it sounds like we’re praying to Chenrezig to listen to us, really we’re telling ourselves to listen to Chenrezig and to become like Chenrezig
  • Importance of the qualities of spiritual teacher

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.