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Mutual appreciation between traditions

A talk given in Medan, Indonesia, organized by Vihara Borobodur Medan and Majelis Buddhayana Indonesia-Sumut.

  • What the traditions have in common and what is different
  • Monasticism in the different traditions
  • The three canons and their scriptures
  • Looking at the goals of the Pali and Mahayana traditions
  • A mutual respect for different traditions

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.

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