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Medicine Buddha’s unshakable resolves 1-6

Medicine Buddha’s unshakable resolves 1-6

Part of a series of talks given during the Medicine Buddha retreat at Sravasti Abbey from July 3 to July 9, 2021. The retreat was offered as an online event. The Medicine Buddha sadhana was used during the retreat.

  • Being a Buddhist doesn’t mean not having fun
  • Making a habit of seeing the kindness of others creates connections
  • The Medicine Buddha’s unshakeable resolves
  • Resolve 1: To attain awakening
  • Resolve 2: To attract and teach followers
  • Resolve 3: To cause beings to have all they need
  • Resolve 4: To employ skillful means to lead all beings
  • Resolve 5: To lead beings to the ethical conduct of bodhisattvas
  • Resolve 6: to help those suffering from diseases
  • 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.