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Precepts and the afflictions

Precepts and the afflictions

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2016.

  • Precepts and how to purify transgressions
  • Returning to the last two benefits of establishing the precepts
  • The fundamental purpose of ordination
  • Questions and answers
    • How to accept help graciously
    • Getting a geshe degree
    • Preparing financially for ordination

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.