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Overview and reading of “Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions”

A reading with questions and answers and a book signing was held at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Washington.

  • The history and purpose of the book
  • The Buddha gave different teachings to those with different dispositions
  • The Buddhist traditions have similarities and unique practices
  • Overview of the book and the chapters
  • Reading from the chapter on bodhicitta
  • It takes courage and strength to be compassionate

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions (download)

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.