Teachings in USA & Asia: Winter 2018

Teachings in USA & Asia: Winter 2018

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Seattle, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Singapore

Washington, USA

American Evergreen Buddhist Association

13000 NE 84th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033, USA
(425) 827-5657

The Compassionate Kitchen
Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Monday November 19
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every aspect of our daily activities can be a part of spiritual practice if done with compassion. Venerable Thubten Chodron shares Buddhist teachings on how eating and activities related to it—preparing food, offering and consuming it, and cleaning up—can wake us up and increase our kindness and care toward others.

Organized by Dharma Friendship Foundation. Contact info [at] dharmafriendship [dot] org

Taipei, Taiwan

  • Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation 佛陀教育基金會

    3F, No. 55 Hang Chow South Road, Sec. 1
    Taipei, Taiwan
    budaedu [at] budaedu [dot] org

    The Past and Future of the Bhikshuni Sangha in the West

    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Friday November 23
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Venerable Thubten Chodron is one of the first generation of Americans to study the Dharma in Asia and ordain as a Buddhist nun. With over 40 years of ordination, she speaks about the transmission of the bhikshuni lineage to Western nuns. As the founder of Sravasti Abbey, the first training monastery for Westerners in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the US, she offers first-hand experience and insights on the challenges and opportunities of establishing and developing a fully ordained sangha in the West.


    The talk will be livestreamed at the following links:


    Cell phone:

  • Dharma Drum Nung Chan Monastery 法鼓山農禪寺

    No. 89, Lane 65, Daye Road, Beitou District
    Taipei, Taiwan

    The Power of Compassion in a Chaotic World

    Friday November 23
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    How do we maintain even-tempered wisdom and broad-minded compassion when faced with the tumult and turmoil of our world? This is a lesson that every modern person has to study and practice. With her warm, practical, and humorous teaching style, senior American nun Venerable Thubten Chodron illuminates the path of compassion in a chaotic world.

    Contact: 02-2893-9966 #6663

    Livestream: http://www.dharmaschool.com/ddm_max/liveclass/liveclassroom.php


Contact Illeny at +62 813-8239-2828 regarding all teachings in Indonesia

Download the poster here.

  • Wihara Ekayana Arama

    Jl. Mangga 2 no 8, Tanjung Duren Barat,
    Duri Kepa, Kb. Jeruk, Jakarta Barat
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Good Karma: How to Create the Causes for Happiness and Avoid Suffering
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Sunday November 25
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Why do things happen the way they do? How do we create the causes for a happy life? Venerable Thubten Chodron comments on verses from the great Tibetan Buddhist poem, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, which gives clear and practical mind-training advice on how to overcome the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression, and to create the causes of joyful liberation for ourselves and others.

    Karma Baik: Bagaimana Menciptakan Penyebab Kebahagiaan dan Menghindari Penderitaan

    Mengapa sesuatu terjadi? Bagaimana kita menciptakan penyebab-penyebab untuk hidup yang bahagia? Yang Mulia Thubten Chodron mengulas syair-syair puisi Tibetan Buddhism yang terkenal, Roda Senjata-Senjata Tajam, yang membabarkan nasehat-nasehat pelatihan pikiran dengan jelas dan praktis mengenai bagaimana mengatasi penyebab kegelisahan, ketakutan, dan depresi, serta untuk menciptakan penyebab-penyebab pembebasan yang penuh sukacita baik untuk diri sendiri maupun sesama.

  • Wihara Ekayana Serpong

    Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara 3A,
    Gading Serpong, Tangerang,
    Serpong-Jakarta, Indonesia

    Wisdom and Compassion in Daily Life
    Public talks with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Monday November 26 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Tuesday November 27 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Wake up. Eat breakfast. Send the kids to school. Go to work. How do you keep your spiritual practice alive amongst your work and family responsibilities? Venerable Thubten Chodron shows us how we can bring meaning into every moment by practicing the Buddha’s teachings on wisdom and compassion.

    Kebijaksanaan dan Welas Asih dalam Kehidupan Sehari-hari

    Bangun pagi. Sarapan. Mengantar anak-anak ke sekolah. Berangkat kerja. Bagaimana anda menjaga latihan spiritual di tengah kesibukan kerja dan tanggungjawab keluarga? Yang Mulia Thubten Chodron menunjukkan bagaimana kita bisa memaknai setiap momen dengan berlatih ajaran-ajaran Buddha tentang kebijaksanaan dan welas asiha.

  • Vihara Sakyakirti

    Jl. P Diponegoro No.8, Rajawali, Ps. Jambi
    Jambi, Indonesia

    True Happiness through Bodhicitta
    Residential retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Thursday November 29 evening to Sunday December 2 afternoon

    The Indian sage Atisha, who revived Buddhism in Tibet in the 11th century, is said to have learned how to cultivate bodhicitta—the mind that aspires for full awakening for the benefit of all beings—from his teacher Serlingpa at Muaro Jambi. Follow in the footsteps of these great masters on this weekend retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron, who will teach on the ways to cultivate this marvelous mental state and all its benefits. The retreat will end with a visit to the historical Muaro Jambi temple complex for prayers and dedications at this holy site.

    Kebahagiaan yang Sesungguhnya dengan Bodhicitta

    Petapa India, Atisha, yang menghidupkan Buddhisme kembali di Tibet pada abad ke-11, dipercayai belajar menumbuhkan bodhicitta – yaitu benak yang berkeinginan mencapai penggugahan sempurna untuk memberi manfaat bagi seluruh makhulk hidup – dari gurunya, Serlingpa, di Muaro Jambi.  Ikuti jejak langkah guru-guru agung ini pada retret akhir pekan bersama Yang Mulia Thubten Chodron, yang akan menjelaskan cara-cara menumbuhkan kondisi mental yang luar biasa ini beserta manfaat-manfaatnya. Retret akan berakhir dengan kunjungan ke kompleks bersejarah Candi Muaro Jambi untuk memanjatkan doa dan melimpahkan jasa di situs suci ini.

  • Vihara Dharmakirti

    Jalan Kapten Marzuki,
    Palembang, Indonesia

    Living an Open-hearted Life
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Monday December 3
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    A life overflowing with compassion. It sounds wonderful in theory, but how do we actually do it? Venerable Chodron shares practical methods for living with compassion drawn from Buddhism and psychology, based on her book co-written with psychotherapist Dr. Russell Kolts.

    Menjalani Hidup dengan Keterbukaan Hati

    Hidup yang dipenuhi welas asih. Secara teori terdengar luar biasa, namun bagaimana cara melakukannya? Yang Mulia Thubten Chodron berbagi metode-metode praktis untuk hidup dengan welas asih, diambil dari Buddhisme dan psikologi, berdasarkan buku yang ditulis oleh Yang Mulia Thubten Chodron bersama psikoterapis Dr. Russel Kolts.


Click here to download a poster for all teachings in Singapore.

  • Awareness Hub

    Blk 231 Bain Street #03-15 Bras Basah Complex
    Singapore 180231
    +65 6336 5067
    awarenesshub [at] kmspks [dot] org

    The Three Higher Trainings: Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Thursday December 6
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Register online here starting September 13, seats are limited.

    How does keeping good ethics relate to our practice of meditation and the study of Buddhist philosophy? Can we do one of these without the others? Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how the Three Higher Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom work together to take us all the way to full awakening.

  • Poh Ming Tse Temple

    438 Dunearn Road
    Singapore 289613
    +65 6466 0785
    pmt [at] pmt [dot] org [dot] sg

    The Library of Wisdom and Compassion: Volumes 1 & 2
    Book launch with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Friday December 7
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Register online here

    The Library of Wisdom and Compassion is a special multi-volume series in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares the Buddha’s teachings on the complete path to full awakening that he has practiced his entire life. Co-author of the series, Venerable Thubten Chodron, will introduce and launch the first two volumes, Approaching the Buddhist Path and The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, which lay the groundwork for the path of wisdom and compassion that leads to a meaningful life.

  • Amitabha Buddhist Centre

    44 Lorong 25A Geylang
    Singapore 388244
    +65 6745 8547
    centre [at] fpmtabc [dot] org

    The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
    Weekend workshop with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Saturday December 8 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday, December 9 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Register online here

    How do we tell the difference between Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophy? How do we know whether our perceptions are reliable? Can we really understand rebirth on the basis of logic and reasoning? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron for a thought-provoking weekend of teachings based on The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, the second volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a series she is co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to present the stages of the path to awakening for a modern audience in English.

  • Tibetan Buddhist Centre

    281 Jalan Besar
    Singapore 208944
    +65 6291 1089
    centre [at] tibetanbc [dot] org

    How to See Yourself as You Truly Are
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Tuesday December 11
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Email admin [at] tibetanbc [dot] org or call 6291 1089 to register, seats are limited.

    Who do you think you really are: A man? A woman? A parent? A child? A Singaporean? A foreigner? An engineer? A secretary? Venerable Thubten Chodron invites us to question the identities we create and cling onto, and consider whether these are realistic and beneficial ways to relate to ourselves and others.

  • The Buddhist Library

    No. 2, Lorong 24A Geylang Road
    Singapore 398526
    +65 6746 8435
    info [at] buddhlib [dot] org [dot] sg

    Right Speech in an Age of Fake News
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Wednesday December 12
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    In a time when #fakenews and #alternativefacts seem to be the norm, what is the value of speaking and upholding the truth? Venerable Thubten Chodron discusses how to practice the Buddha’s teachings on beneficial speech and why this matters in modern times.

  • Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre

    20 Lorong 27A Geylang
    Singapore 388112
    +65 6748 5132
    info [at] vbc [dot] org [dot] sg

    Who is Amitabha?
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Thursday December 13
    8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    Who is Amitabha Buddha? Chinese temples everywhere recite his name, but do we know why? What does it mean to aspire to be reborn in his Pure Land? Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on the Amitabha practice, sharing the philosophy behind this popular practice and how it transforms our mind.

  • Pureland Marketing

    29 Lorong 29 Geylang, #04-01
    Singapore 388078
    +65 6297 4747/ 4646
    plmkg [at] pureland [dot] com [dot] sg

    • How to Fulfill Your Aspirations
      Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

      Friday December 14
      7:30pm-9:30 pm

      What is the secret to getting things done and having our wishes fulfilled? Believe it or not, the far-reaching practice of joyous effort is a key cause for accomplishing our goals in this life and future lives. Venerable Thubten Chodron shares Shantideva’s wise advice from Chapter 7 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds, on the benefits of joyous effort and how to put it into practice.

    • Heal Your Own Mind
      Medicine Buddha workshop with Venerable Thubten Chodron

      Saturday December 15
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Register online here

      Where can we turn in times of pain, sickness, or stress? Venerable Thubten Chodron guides a one-day workshop on the Medicine Buddha meditation practice, showing us how to apply the Buddha’s teachings to find inner peace and healing regardless of the circumstances we encounter around us.

      Venerable Chodron will offer refuge and precepts to those who wish to take or renew them at the end of the workshop.

  • Buddhist Fellowship West

    2 Telok Blangah Street 31
    #02-00 Yeo’s Building
    Singapore 108942
    +65 6278 0900
    info [at] buddhistfellowship [dot] org

    One Teacher, Many Traditions: but What is the Path?
    Sunday Service with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Sunday December 16
    10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    It’s said that the Buddha gave 84,000 teachings to suit the capacities of all beings, but how do we know where to begin and what we need to focus on in our own study and practice? Venerable Thubten Chodron offers advice on how to approach the Buddha’s vast teachings, starting from wherever we are to progress along the path to full awakening.

  • Buddhist Congress Centre

    35 Lor 23 Geylang
    Singapore 388369

    Building Confidence to Live Your Life to the Fullest
    Public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Tuesday December 18
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Register online here

    We often base our confidence on external things: our appearance, achievements, fame, and wealth. Do these help us to live a full and meaningful life? Venerable Thubten Chodron tells us what we can base our confidence in to fulfill our true potential and be of benefit to all beings.

    Organized by Buddhist Youth Network and Singapore Buddhist Mission. Contact Amy at +65 9639 5085.