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Entire path to enlightenment

Entire path to enlightenment

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2013.

  • How the essence of the path is completely embedded in the verse
  • Different types of karma and how that influences rebirth in a specific realm
  • Different levels of emptiness, truth, obscuration
  • How different teachings guide practitioners of different capacity and motivation

Avoid all negativity.
Always practice all virtues.
Purify your own mind.
This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.

That the vinaya of Kasyapa, the unattached one, the fully enlightened one.

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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