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Meet people where they are

Meet people where they are

A series of short talks recorded at Sravasti Abbey on how Tibetan Buddhist philosophical debate applies to our Dharma practice in daily life.

  • The tendency to speak in “debate language”
  • Adopting different kinds of voices for different situations
  • Debate style and its contexts

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of 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 was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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