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Living a life that matters

An online talk hosted by Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia. Commentary on Verses 1 to 3 of Lama Atisha's "Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland" has been published on Gompa Tibetan Monastery Services.

  • Commentary on Verse 4 of Lama Atisha’s “Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland.”
    • The eight worldly concerns and antidotes to overcome them
    • Reciprocating kindness
  • Commentary on Verse 5
    • Cultivating genuine love and compassion
    • Generating bodhicitta
  • Questions and answers
    • Dealing with having mixed motivations  
    • How to approach work when we’re in a rut
    • What to focus on in our Dharma practice
    • Approaching the different methods of cultivating bodhicitta
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.