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A monastic community

A monastic community

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2015.

  • How monastic training helps us to cultivate equanimity
  • The value of a monastic community
  • The three actions carried out for the Dharma to flourish
  • Sharing by community members on the posadha, varsa and pravarana
  • How our Dharma practice supports the aspiration to ordain

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.