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Medicine Buddha’s unshakable resolves 7-12

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.

  • Medicine Buddha mantra recitation
  • Resolve 7: Helping the destitute
  • Resolve 8: To help women
  • Resolve 9: To help sentient beings be free of hindrances and wrong views
  • Resolve 10: To help the abused, persecuted and oppressed
  • Resolve 11: To help those tormented by hunger and thirst
  • Resolve 12: To help the poor
  • Advice for practice after the retreat

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.