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Trip to Indonesia

Trip to Indonesia

  • Monastics and retreatants circumambulate the stupa at Borobudur in Java Indonesia, chanting Chenrezig Mantra

  • The history of Buddhism in Indonesia
  • Experiencing the generosity of lay practitioners during pinda pot
  • Efforts to translate prayers into Bahasa Indonesia
  • Teachings given during the trip

  • Admiring the faith, diligence, and skill of the many people who built the monument
  • Contemplations as you progress through each level of the site
  • Image of peace in the mind of the Buddhas in the midst of the chaos of human life

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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