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Giving up clinging to this life

Giving up clinging to this life

This is part of a series of teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings, by Drakpa Gyaltsen, given during the 2013 Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Giving up the clinging to this life
  • The importance of meditating on death and impermanence to spur our practice
  • Using our wisdom to discern what’s most beneficial for self and others
  • Why it’s best to dedicate our prayers for full awakening
  • Teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings will continue at the Chenrezig Retreat in 2014

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.