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Finding refuge in Vajrasattva

Finding refuge in Vajrasattva

Part of a series of teachings from the 2012-2013 New Year’s Purification Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Guided Vajrasattva sadhana
  • Investigating the true cause of our dukkha
  • Meaning of going to Vajrasattva for refuge
  • Our responsibility in spiritual practice
  • How to know purification is happening

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.