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Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron - Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

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Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Location:

newport, WA

Description:

Weekly teachings on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context. Get the podcast on TuneIn Radio. Streamed live from Sravasti Abbey on Thursdays at 10 am PDT

Language:

English

Contact:

509-447-5549


Episodes

Keeping the promise of bodhicitta

10/15/2020
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

Duration:01:21:18

Disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta

10/8/2020
Discussing Verses 2-10 of Chapter 4, which cover the disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta

Duration:01:22:12

Conscientiousness

10/1/2020
Reviewing Chapter 3 on bodhicitta and beginning Chapter 4 on conscientiousness, covering Verse 1.

Duration:01:17:48

Bodhicitta makes life meaningful

9/24/2020
Teaching on Verses 23-34 in Chapter 3 and discussing the amazing ability of bodhicitta to accomplish others' welfare

Duration:01:22:53

Offering our bodies to all sentient beings

9/10/2020
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

Duration:01:21:05

Requesting teachings and our teachers to remain

9/3/2020
Giving commentary to Verses 1-11 of Chapter 3, covering the limbs of rejoicing, requesting teachings, requesting teachers to remain, and dedication of merit

Duration:01:31:59

Freeing ourselves from negativity

8/27/2020
Covering Verses 57-65 and finishes the commentary on the four opponent powers of purification and urges us to make the most of our precious human life

Duration:01:22:58

Offering ourselves to the Buddhas

8/20/2020
Continuing the commentary on Chapter 2, Verses 42-57: covering generating regret for negativities and seeking protection in the Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

Duration:01:14:48

Regretting negativity by reflecting on death

8/6/2020
Giving commentary to Verses 32-41, showing how reflecting on death can help clarify what is important in life and inspire us to practice the Dharma

Duration:01:20:54

Removing barriers to forgiveness

7/30/2020
Discussing what gets in the way of forgiving others and responsibility for our harmful actions

Duration:01:21:40

Four opponent powers

7/23/2020
Covering Verses 2.27-2.31 on the four opponent powers of purification.

Duration:01:17:38

Different kinds of refuge

7/16/2020
Teaching on the different kinds of refuge – causal and resultant, and final and provisional (Verses 2.21-2.26)

Duration:01:11:32

Making sensuous offerings to the Buddhas

7/2/2020
Covering Verses 2.7-2.21 about mentally emanated offerings for Buddhas and bodhisattvas, including common and peerless offerings that delight the senses

Duration:01:19:52

Offering natural substances

6/25/2020
Beginning Chapter 2 "Purifying Negativities" with verses on making offerings to buddhas and bodhisattvas with things found in nature (Verses 1.34-2.6)

Duration:01:20:12

The merits of bodhicitta

6/18/2020
Answering questions and teaching on Verses 1.24-1.33 on the vast merits that come from generating bodhicitta.

Duration:01:15:59

The bodhisattva ethical code

6/11/2020
Giving commentary to Verses 15-23, explaining 8 guidelines that keep bodhicitta from degrading and teaching on the benefits of aspiring and engaging bodhicitta

Duration:01:20:44

The benefits of bodhicitta

6/4/2020
Meditating on equanimity and explaining the benefits of bodhicitta, covering various analogies that explain these benefits (Verses 1.8 - 1.14)

Duration:01:16:08

Why bodhicitta is so powerful

5/28/2020
Finishing teaching on the ten fortunes of a precious human life and explaining why bodhicitta is so powerful (Verses 1.4–1.7).

Duration:01:20:13

Freedoms and fortunes of a precious human life

5/21/2020
Covering verses 1.1c-1.4 on Shantideva’s purpose for writing the text and the eight freedoms and ten fortunes afforded by a precious human life.

Duration:01:22:28

Introduction and homage

5/7/2020
Giving an overview of the text and covering the Verse on Shantideva’s homage to the Triple Gem.

Duration:01:20:15