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Taking ethical restraints

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey's annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2017.

  • Chipping away at the self-centered thought
  • Taking the five precepts
  • Hearing teachings multiple times
  • Concentration and sincerity
  • Avoiding arrogance and negligence
  • Sangha karmans
  • Purification before ordination
  • Transforming adversity into the path
  • Taking the Sramanera ethical restraints
  • 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.