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Chanting practices and rituals

Chanting practices and rituals

Part of a series of short teachings given during the Four Establishments of Mindfulness Winter Retreat in 2013. More extensive teachings on the establishments of mindfulness can be found here.

  • What to visualize while chanting Namo Amituofo
  • The importance of the sangha
  • Explanations of various practices done at Sravasti Abbey
    • Food dedication to the pretas
    • Dedication of merit to generous food sponsors

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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