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Chapter 5: Verses 466-467

Chapter 5: Verses 466-467

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.

  • Three points of non-reversibility for a bodhisattva
  • How to understand the meaning of going for refuge and honoring the buddhas
  • The effect of making offerings on your mind
  • Regretting destructive actions and rejoicing at others’ merit
  • Commentary on the first two verses of the Twenty-Verse Prayer

Precious Garland 93: Verses 466-467 (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.