Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Buddhahood and individual liberation

Buddhahood and individual liberation

A response to a viewer’s question regarding the talk on Verse 106 of Gems of Wisdom.

  • Two obscurations according to Mahayana view
  • The difference between becoming an arhat and becoming a buddha
  • Bodhisattvas manifest in samsara for the benefit of sentient beings
  • What the realization of emptiness means on the bodhisattva path
  • Collections of merit

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.

More on this topic