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Towards a century of compassion and peace

Towards a century of compassion and peace

Sravasti Abbey monastics attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings at the Environmental Summit in Portland, Oregon from May 9-11, 2013. Venerable Thubten Jampa shares on the teachings that they received.

  • Main points of two talks given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on “Universal Responsibility and the Inner Environment: The Nature of the Mind,” and “Inspiration for the Global Environment.”
  • His Holiness’ thoughts on how the last century was one of blood, and how integrating compassion into our daily lives and education systems can transform the coming century.

View Venerable Thubten Jampa’s first talk on this topic.

Venerable Thubten Jampa

Ven. Thubten Jampa (Dani Mieritz) is from Hamburg, Germany. She took refuge in 2001. She has received teachings and training from e.g. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dagyab Rinpoche (Tibethouse Frankfurt) and Geshe Lobsang Palden. Also she received teachings from Western teachers from the Tibetan Center in Hamburg. Ven. Jampa studied politics and sociology for 5 years at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and received her diploma in Social Science in 2004. From 2004 to 2006 she worked as a Volunteer Coordinator and fundraiser for the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) in Berlin. In 2006, she traveled to Japan and practiced Zazen in a Zen monastery. Ven. Jampa moved to Hamburg in 2007, to work and study at the Tibetan Center-Hamburg where she worked as an event manager and in administration. On August 16, 2010, she received the Anagarika vows from Ven. Thubten Chodron, which she kept while fullfilling her obligations at the Tibetan Center in Hamburg. In October 2011, she entered training as an Anagarika at Sravasti Abbey. On January 19, 2013, she received both the novice and training ordinations (sramanerika and siksamana). Ven. Jampa organizes retreats and supports events at the Abbey, helps with offering service coordination and supports the health of the forest. She is a facilitator for the Friends of Sravasti Abbey Friends online education program (SAFE).

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