Buddhist teachings give an honest assessment of our current life. We face seemingly endless problems which ultimately begin in our mind. At the same time, we have unlimited potential to bring peace and balance to ourselves and the world. Known and respected around the world for her skillful explanations of Buddhist teachings, Venerable Thubten Chodron’s latest book, co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, weaves together personal stories and insights in a way that can unlock that potential, if we can bring an open mind and willingness to look within. Don’t miss this special opportunity to listen to one of the leading minds in Buddhist scholarship and practice.
Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986. Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. The third volume, Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature, was published January 2019. Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, and sravasti.org to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.
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