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A precious lineage

A precious lineage

Venerable sitting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Venerable Thubten Chodron with some of her teachers—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Tegchok, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tenzin Wangdak, and the reincarnations of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche.

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.