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Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create good karma. Thubten Chodron offers a commentary on one of the great Tibetan Buddhist poems, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, which shows, clearly and practically, how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression and to create the causes of joyful liberation for oneself and all others.

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron has been a student of Buddhism since 1975. She ordained as a nun in the Tibetan tradition in 1977 and received the full ordination of a bhikshuni in Taiwan in 1986. Venerable Chodron has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkhong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche, and Lama Thubten Yeshe among many other Tibetan masters. With a clear, practical, and humorous style, she teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation worldwide. Her numerous books, published in several languages, include Open Heart, Clear Mind; Buddhism for Beginners; Taming the Mind; Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path; and, most recently, Living with an Open Heart: How to Cultivate Compassion in Everyday Life and Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Venerable Chodron has been the resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore, and was the resident teacher and spiritual adviser for Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle for ten years. She is the Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport, Washington, which she founded in 2003 (www.sravasti.org). Many of her teachings are available on her web site (www.thubtenchodron.org) and on YouTube (www.youtube.com/sravastiabbey). You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Full biography here: http://thubtenchodron.org/biography/

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharma Friendship Foundation

Jordan Van Voast
Email: info@dharmafriendship.org

Region: Kirkland, WA

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Website:

Chi Yuan Temple
13000 Ne 84TH St
Kirkland, Washington 98033 United States

Phone: 206-860-5009

Tradition: non-sectarian/Tibetan
Teacher: Venerable Thubten Chodron