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The benefits of establishing precepts

The benefits of establishing precepts

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

  • Reading of the Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dharma Sutta on Wheel-Turning Day
  • Ten benefits of establishing the precepts
  • How Sravasti Abbey relates to the Newport community
  • Making amends when you break the five lay precepts

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.