Apr 11, 2017 –
“You’re becoming a what?” said Venerable Thubten Chodron’s family and friends when she announced in 1977 that she was going to become a Buddhist nun. How does a Western woman fit in a religion led by Asian men? How does she relate to Western consumerist culture, when her spiritual values advocate a simple lifestyle? How does she make peace with her family and thrive in her Buddhist practice?