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Spiritual washing machine

Spiritual washing machine

Part of a series of teachings given at the Winter Retreat from December 2011 to March 2012 at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Purification and creation of merit as fundamental roles in Vajrasattva practice
  • Making peace with the past
  • The difference between regret and guilt
  • The role of purificaiton in spiritual practice
  • Rejoicing as things come up in the mind

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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