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Turning the wheel of Dharma

Turning the wheel of Dharma

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2012.

  • Wanting happiness and freedom from suffering
  • After enlightenment, Buddha was requested to teach
    • Four noble truths
    • Community and precepts
    • Relating to people: Not feeding their defilements

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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