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The Buddha’s life and teachings

The Buddha’s life and teachings

A talk given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

  • Exploring how the life of the Buddha is understood in the Sanskrit and Pali traditions
  • The similarities and differences between the core teachings in the different canons

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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