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Chapter 3: Verses 281-287

Chapter 3: Verses 281-287

Chapter 3: The Collections for Awakening. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

  • Looking at the tragedy in Orlando, Florida, with a Dharma perspective
  • Review of the common benefits of amassing the two collections (merit and wisdom)
  • The 25 special qualities that arise from collecting merit and wisdom, numbers 1-6
  • Practicing the eight-fold discipline
  • The eight benefits of cultivating love

Precious Garland 58: Verses 281-287 (download)

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.