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Love, compassion, and bodhicitta

Part of a series of teachings given during the White Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Disadvantages of seeing the world in terms of friends, enemies, and strangers
  • Why the Three Jewels are a reliable refuge
  • The right attitude for taking the bodhisattva ethical restraints
  • The four immeasurables
  • Questions and answers

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.