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American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.

    Keeping the promise of bodhicitta

    Keeping the promise of bodhicitta

    Discussing Verses 11-16 on the importance of making ourselves into trustworthy people: in general and in the context of keeping our promise of bodhicitta

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta

    Disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta

    Discussing Verses 2-10 of Chapter 4, which cover the disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Conscientiousness

    Conscientiousness

    Reviewing Chapter 3 on bodhicitta and beginning Chapter 4 on conscientiousness, covering Verse 1.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Bodhicitta makes life meaningful

    Bodhicitta makes life meaningful

    Teaching on Verses 23-34 in Chapter 3 and discussing the amazing ability of bodhicitta to accomplish others' welfare

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Taking the bodhisattva ethical restraint

    Taking the bodhisattva ethical restraint

    Encouraging to create causes and conditions for us to benefit others in worldly and spiritual ways and covering verses on taking the bodhisattva ethical code

    Offering our bodies to all sentient beings

    Offering our bodies to all sentient beings

    Covering Verses 3.11-3.17 and encouraging us to dedicate our body, merit, and resources to the welfare of others and directly challenge the self-centered mind

    • 1 hr 21 min

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