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Introduction to monastery life

Introduction to monastery life

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2011.

  • Real spiritual practice is about transformation, which actively influences the way we live our life
  • Realizing emptiness is to overcome our suffering, to purify our mind to contribute to the well-being of others
  • Questions and answers
    • Meditation in difficult situations: the mind creates suffering

Young Adult Week 2011: Introduction to monastery life (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.