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Chapter 5: Verses 468-470

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.

  • How to respect the Three Jewels
  • Overcoming jealousy by rejoicing in all the merit amassed by sentient beings
  • Why is it important to request teachings?
  • Continuation of the commentary on the
    Twenty-Verse Prayer

Precious Garland 94: Verses 468-470 (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.