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“Letter to a Friend”: Verses 12-15

06 Chenrezig Retreat: Letter to a Friend Verses

Teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend given during the Chenrezig Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2018.

  • Things incompatible to ethical conduct
    • Pretention and deceit
    • Greed
    • Three types of laziness
    • Arrogance
    • Antidotes to the afflictions
  • Cultivating conscientiousness
    • Creating the causes for nirvana
    • Stories from the time of the Buddha
  • Questions and answers
    • Shantideva: be like a log
  • Fortitude
    • The four ascetic practices

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.