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Advice for gathering the collections of merit and wisdom

Advice for gathering the collections of merit and wisdom

Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness given at the Phendeling Center for Tibetan Buddhsim in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Practicing the Dharma counteracts dysfunctional ways of thinking
  • Abandoning what is discordant with accumulating merit and wisdom
  • If we don’t see the faults of cyclic existence we won’t want to be free
  • Creating merit by making offerings to holy objects and holy beings

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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.