A personal account of how westerners met Tibetan Buddhist teachers, studied and practiced the Dharma in Asia and then brought Buddhist teachings to the West.
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Venerable Chodron provides a short history of the issues surrounding ordination for women.
Venerable Thubten Chodron finishes the ordination ceremony text, and concludes this set of teachings with prayers and chants from the ordination ceremony.
Advice on severing attachment to this body, loved ones and worldly life so we can go forth into homeless life with a happy mind.
The Sravasti Abbey values, which help guide the development of monastic minds at the Abbey.
How to overcome obstacles to receiving precepts, and the situation of Western monastics in the Tibetan tradition
The importance of purification before ordination and the actual taking of ethical restraints.
How monastics must guard their integrity and aspiration for awakening by developing self-confidence and immunity towards what others think.
Venerable Thubten Tarpa teaches on how to live joyfully in community, drawing from her own experience at Sravasti Abbey.
A teaching from the ordination ceremony text, focusing on advice from the acharya about practicing the three higher trainings for the purpose of liberation.