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Interview by Buddhist Television Network

Interview by Buddhist Television Network

An interview with Venerable Thubten Chodron by the Buddhist Television Network of Korea. In English with Korean subtitles.

  • Why Sravasti Abbey got started
  • Adapting the teachings to apply to modern Western life
  • How the Buddhist world view gets lost if psychology is merged into Buddhism
  • The challenge for Westerners of properly relying on a spiritual mentor
  • The importance of diversity and gender equality in American Buddhism
  • The compatibility of Buddhist ethics and success in the workplace

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.