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“Letter to a Friend”: Verses 6-11

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

  • The recollection of generosity
    • What does money symbolize?
    • Using our wealth to benefit others
    • The generosity of love, protection, and sharing the Dharma
    • The benefits of generosity
  • The recollection of ethical conduct
    • The benefits of ethical conduct
    • The foundation of all higher practices
  • Perfection of generosity
    • Taking care of our parents
    • Healing relationships with family
  • The perfection of ethical conduct
  • Questions and answers

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.