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Confessing ethical downfalls

Confessing ethical downfalls

Part of a series of talks and instructions given during the Vajrasattva New Year’s Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2019-20.

  • Working with self-hatred
  • Restoring relationships
  • Techniques to transform anger towards others’ transgressions
  • Confession of ethical downfalls
    • What nonvirtues have we encouraged others to do?
    • Rejoicing in others’ negative karma and misfortune
    • Misusing offerings to the Three Jewels

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.

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