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Spiritual advice on practical matters

Spiritual advice on practical matters

Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, a commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the Jewel Heart Centrum Nijmegen in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

  • Commentary on verses 301 to 315
  • Listening to advice and giving advice in a skillful way
  • Generosity is the cause of wealth, stinginess is the cause of poverty
  • Seeing yourself realistically and accepting yourself for who you are
  • The benefits of generosity
  • How to use the good circumstances of this life
  • Questions
    • How can an animal be reborn as a human?
    • How can you decrease your attachment to material possessions?
    • What about making a lost of money so we can give it away?
    • Letting others know you are Buddhist

Spiritual wisdom for everyday life 01 (download)

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Part 3 of this series:
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.