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Buddhist traditions: finding what suits us

Buddhist traditions: finding what suits us

Part of a series of talks based on Taming the Mind given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day from March 2009 to December 2011.

  • The variety of Buddhist traditions and how they relate to each other
  • Similarities of the various traditions and the principal teachings common to all
  • Monastic practices of the traditions

Taming the Mind 21: Buddhist traditions: finding what suits us (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.