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Chapter 5: Verses 434-437

Chapter 5: Verses 434-437

Chapter 5: The practices of the Bodhisattva. What is to be abandoned and what is to be adopted. Part of a series of talks on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King.

  • The importance of studying and reflecting on teachings
  • How freeing ourselves of the 57 defects makes it easier to develop good qualities
  • How to practice the six perfections and compassion in the context of the bodhisattva path

Precious Garland 84: Verses 434-437 (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.