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Four types of nirvana

Four types of nirvana

This is part of a series of teachings on Parting from the Four Clingings, by Drakpa Gyaltsen, given during the 2014 Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Precepts and creating happiness
  • Working with the self-centered mind
  • Types of nirvana
  • Individual liberation versus bodhicitta
  • We owe everything to the kindness of others

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.