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Living in the precepts

Living in the precepts

A talk given for newly ordained bhikshus and bhikshunis at the Triple Platform Ordination at the Fu En Si Temple in Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • Aiming for something beyond samsaric happiness
  • How the Dharma became so valuable in my life
  • The decision to ordain was the best thing I ever did
  • What is Dharma and what is culture?
  • How bodhicitta carries you through hardships and difficulties
  • Cultivating bodhicitta through exchanging self and others

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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.