Advice and discussion about governing and leadership, Buddhist activism, and compassion towards prisoners.
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya in order to support monasticism in the West.
Through mutual support the monastic and lay community grow in the Dharma. For the Dharma to flourish in society monastics and lay practitioners are important.
The schedule of Venerable Thubten Chodron's teaching tour during the spring of 2018.
A quick guide to getting started with using ThubtenChodron.org.
A student considers the teachings on how to confront mortality.
Teaching on how to identify the conventionally existent person and challenge its appearance of being inherently existent.
Going over practice syllogisms and teaching on Chapter 7 on the two types of valid syllogisms.
Continuing the section on insight and explaining how realizing selflessness cuts the root of samsara.
Leading the class in analyzing practice syllogisms written by students.
A participant in Sravasti Abbey’s recent Living Vinaya course considers how the monastic tradition contributes to the Dharma in the West.
Beginning the section on insight and covering the two kinds of grasping at self (persons and phenomena.)
Reviewing “Unpacking the Buddhist Enthymeme” in Chapter 6 and examining real-life syllogisms sent in by students.
Teaching on flawed methods of meditating, the five faults, the six powers, the four types of attention, and how to know you’ve attained serenity.
Finishing the section on counterpervasion in Chapter 6 and moves onto Components of a Syllogism and Epistemological Requirements.