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“Letter to a Friend”: Verses 29-34

05 Manjushri Retreat 2019: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

  • Eight worldly concerns
  • Seven riches: faith, ethics, learning, bounteousness, integrity, consideration for others
  • Giving up gambling, public spectacles and shows, indolence, bad company, strong drink, nightly prowls
  • Contentment

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.