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Introduction to the Amitabha practice

Introduction to the Amitabha practice

Part of a series of talks given during a retreat on the meditation on Amitabha Buddha at North Kunsangar Buddhist retreat center in Russia. In English with Russian translation.

  • Sukhavati—Amitabha Buddha’s pure land
  • Being clear about our spiritual path
  • The eight worldly concerns and how they can sneak into our Dharma practice
    • Attachment to possessions and aversion to separation from possessions
    • Attachment to praise and aversion to criticism

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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.