Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Monasteries as the conscience of society

Monasteries as the conscience of society

This interview originally appeared on the buddhistgeeks podcast.

  • The vision behind Sravasti Abbey
  • Benefits of living the monastic life
  • Using community life as a means to continue to deepen practice
  • The importance of monasteries in Western culture
    • Monastics can serve as the conscience of the society
    • Monasteries are a place of hope and optimism
    • Many people feel inspired and challenged by the monastic lifestyle
  • The importance of the Dharma being offered freely to all people

BuddhistGeeks podcast, part 2 of 2: Monasteries as the conscience of society (download)

Part 1 of this two-part series can be found here.

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.