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“Letter to a Friend”: Verses 20-26

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

  • The perfection of joyous effect
  • Good intentions
  • The perfection of concentration
  • Guarding the senses
  • Mindfulness of the body
  • Guarding the mind

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.