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The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas: Verses 1-4

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas: Verses 1-4

Part of a series of talks presented online and hosted by Wihara Dharmakirti Palembang. A commentary on the classic thought transformation text by 14th-century Tibetan monk Gyelsay Togme Sangpo (1295-1369), whose verses explain how to transform good and bad life circumstances into our spiritual practice. Presented in English with Bahasa Indonesia translation. The text is available here.

  • The connection of the teachings from Indonesia to Tibet
  • Verse 1: Precious human life and how to use it wisely
  • Verse 2: Giving up attachment, anger and confusion
  • Verse 3: Calming the mind and simplifying our life
  • Verse 4: Everything that comes together must separate
  • Questions

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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.