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70 Topics: The four buddha bodies

70 Topics: The four buddha bodies

Online teachings hosted by Thubten Norbu Ling in New Mexico, USA as part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Basic Program.

  • Meditation on taking and giving
  • Buddha vs. Buddha Arya
  • Chapter 8, Topic 1: Nature Body
  • Chapter 8, Topic 2: Wisdom Truth Body
  • Different ways of enumerating the buddha bodies
  • Chapter 8, Topic 3: Complete Enjoyment Body
  • Questions and answers
    • Whether all buddhas establish pure lands
    • Whether thangkas and statues are sambhogakaya or nirmanakaya
  • Signs and exemplifications
  • Chapter 8, Topic 4: Emanation Body
  • Exalted activities
  • Summary of the text
Venerable Sangye Khadro

California-born, Venerable Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron. Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Venerable Chodron. Venerable Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Venerable Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into eight languages. She has taught at Sravasti Abbey since 2017 and is now a full-time resident.

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