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“I had to start being more consistent!”

“I had to start being more consistent!”

Participants of Venerable Thubten Chodron’s November 2001 workshop at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore asked her about her life and how she met the Dharma.

  • The early years
  • Meeting the Dharma and being attracted to it
  • Ordination
  • Teaching in different places

Biography interview (Download)

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.