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Chapter 5: Verses 471-475

Chapter 5: Verses 471-475

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.

  • What it really means to have freedom
  • Right livelihood for monastics and lay people
  • Gender roles in society and in the Buddhist tradition
  • Learning how to work with our own mind
  • Continuation of the commentary on the twenty-verse prayer

Precious Garland 95: Verses 471-475 (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.