We rejoice to announce that Venerable Thubten Chodron will spend four days with our community in October. Stay tuned for complete information on these precious teachings and how to register. We look forward to welcoming you!
Was the Buddha an Activist?
Thursday, October 5 from 7 to 9pm at The New York Buddhist Church
After sitting down under the Bodhi tree and attaining awakening, what did the Buddha stand up for? Venerable Thubten Chodron explores how the Buddha engaged in the society of his time and left a legacy of teachings on wisdom and compassion that continue to transform our world.
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Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Retreat in Upstate New York with Venerable Thubten Chodron
Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8 at Garrison Institute
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About the Teacher
Venerable Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977 and has studied and practiced Buddhism under the guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and other Tibetan masters. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Washington State. It is the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery for Western monks and nuns in America.
Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of the 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 has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation in several languages and is the only nun who has co-authored a book with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions. Her latest book is Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, and her Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind are widely recommended introductory books. Other recent publications include Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita.
Ven. Chodron travels worldwide to teach the Dharma and is active in interfaith dialogue and Dharma outreach in prisons. Visit www.thubtenchodron.org to access archives of her extensive teachings in video and written form and Sravasti Abbey’s YouTube channel for current teachings and Dharma talks.
Venerable Thubten Chodron is someone whose life embodies the virtues of kindness, simplicity, and clarity of vision, which lie at the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. It is these perennial qualities that shine through her writings and touch the hearts of many readers all over the world.
-Thupten Jinpa, author and translator for H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama