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Prayer to be reborn in Amitabha’s pure land: verses 9-13

Part of a series of talks giving commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa's "Prayer to Be Reborn in the Land of Bliss" given during a retreat on the Amitabha Buddha practice at North Kunsangar Buddhist retreat center in Russia. Hosted by Friends of Sravasti Russia. In English with Russian translation.

  • Appreciating our precious opportunity to practice the Dharma
  • Aspiring to benefit those in lower realms
  • A second way to get to Sukhavati
  • We need both the transmitted and the realized Dharma
  • The benefit of remembering past lives
  • The benefit of monastic discipline

Prayer to be reborn in Amitabha’s pure land: verses 9-13 (download)

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.