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The Buddha’s homeless life

The Buddha’s homeless life

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2011.

  • Explaining the Buddha’s spiritual search
  • Period of his austere practices
  • Meditation practice
  • Questions and answers
    • Old habits and internal hell
    • Afflictions
    • Fear of certain situations
    • Renunciation is rest

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.