Teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron

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

Was the Buddha an Activist?

Thursday, October 5 from 7 to 9pm at The New York Buddhist Church

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Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8 at Garrison Institute

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Additional Events:

Jewel Heart Center

Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7pm.

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Tibet House

Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm. Please click here for more information.

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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 books with His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Approaching the Buddhist Path (the first in a series) and 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.