Letting go of “me,” “I,” and “mine”
Living dependent on the kindness of others
- A simple life
- Parents as powerful karmic objects
- Living on the offerings of others: redefining success
- A major difference between the novice ordination and the bhikshuni ordination
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.