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How to make the most of Retreat from Afar

How to make the most of Retreat from Afar

These short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks were given during the Vajrasattva Winter Retreat from January to April 2014.

  • Finding BBC videos online
  • Structuring the day
  • Tips for daily practice
  • Vajrasattva awareness
  • Avoiding television
  • Remembering precepts
  • Focusing on purification

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.