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Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 4-5

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 4-5

Part of a series of talks on the bodhisattva ethical restraints. The talks from January 3 through March 1, 2012, are concurrent with the 2011-2012 Vajrasattva Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Vows 4-5 are to avoid:
    • 4. (a) Abandoning the Mahayana by saying that Mahayana texts are not the words of Buddha or (b) teaching what appears to be the Dharma but is not

    • 5. Taking things belonging to (a) Buddha, (b) Dharma or (c) Sangha

Bodhisattva ethical restraints: Vows 4-5 (download)

Note: The first 11:30 of audio and video are silent.

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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