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Monastic life changes: Courage

Monastic life changes: Courage

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2010.

  • Discussion: Examining the relationship between courage and fear
    • It takes courage to go against the eight worldly concerns
    • How to develop a bodhisattva’s courage
  • Commitments of monastic life
    • Benefits
    • Transformative changes
    • How a monastic relates to others

Exploring Monastic Life 2010: Session 7 (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.

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