Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom—The Foundation of Spiritual Community
Dec 1, 2015
Organized by Dharma Friendship Foundation
Talk venue: American Evergreen Buddhist Association
13000 NE 84th Street
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Scientists and spiritual leaders both agree that our world is profoundly interconnected. The well-being of every individual, and the environment as a whole are all interdependent. How do we create and sustain spiritual community? Venerable Thubten Chodron, Abbess, author, and Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years, will share stories and insights on this topic in an evening talk you won’t want to miss.
Loneliness in a Time of Connectivity
Dec 4, 2015
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
88 Bright Hill Road
+65 6849 5300
With modern technology, we’re constantly in touch—text messages, e-mails, Facebook. We can link around the world with a single click, yet we feel so lonely. Why? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares what it means to connect with others from the heart, in ways that are nourishing for ourselves and others. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
Book Launch of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
Dec 5, 2015
Poh Ming Tse Temple
438 Dunearn Road
+65 6466 0785
Explore the varied expressions of the Buddha’s Dharma at the book launch of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions, co-authored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. Venerable Thubten Chodron and other Buddhist teachers of different traditions will exchange views on key Buddhist principles, opening up a rich discussion on the similarities and differences among Buddhist traditions. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
How to Relate to People You Don’t Like
Dec 7-9, 2015
7:30pm–9:30pm (each evening)
483 Sims Avenue
Where can you go in the world where you won’t meet people you don’t like? We usually try to run away from or control the “difficult people,” but maybe it’s time to figure out how we can all get along and be happy! Venerable Thubten Chodron shares tips from Chapter 6 of Shantideva’s classic text, A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, on how practicing fortitude can transform the relationships we struggle with. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
Areligious Buddhism: Is there Such a Thing?
Dec 10, 2015
The Buddhist Library
No. 2, Lorong 24A Geylang Road
+65 6746 8435
In recent years, Buddhist ideas have become part of popular movements to help people cope with pain, stress, and psychological problems, and to cultivate inner peace. Venerable Thubten Chodron reflects on these developments from a Buddhist perspective and offers insights on what it really means to practice the Dharma. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
How to Be a 21st Century Buddhist
Dec 11, 2015
Buddhist Fellowship West
2 Telok Blangah Street 31
#02-00 Yeo’s Building
+65 6278 0900
In a time of great scientific and technological advancement, amidst the hustle and bustle of modern city living, how do we integrate the Buddha’s 2,500-year-old teachings into our daily lives? Venerable Thubten Chodron reflects on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s call for people to become 21st century Buddhists, rooted in faith and clear knowledge of the Dharma, while engaged with the modern world. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
Retreat on “Karma and Your Life”
Dec 12-13, 2015
10:00am–5:00pm (each day)
The word “karma” has become part of popular culture, but what does it really mean? How does understanding karma help us to lead meaningful lives, and also help us to prepare for death? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she explains, with clarity and wisdom,, the Buddhist understanding of karma and its effects, showing us how to create the true causes of happiness for the long-term. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
Developing a Giving Heart
Jan 5, 2016
483 Sims Avenue
What does it mean to give from the heart? Is it about how much we give? What we give? Who we give to? Venerable Thubten Chodron speaks on how we can practice generosity in ways that are meaningful and sustainable, so that we can share our time, energy, and resources to benefit others.
Dealing with Situations when Things Fall Apart
Dec 15, 2015
The Garden of Samadhi Mind Centre
No. 40D, 2nd Cross, 5th Main,
Marilingaiah Building, Shiva Mandir Road
Yellaanka, Bangalore, 560106
We can understand impermanence intellectually, but when our prized possessions, relationships, and well-laid plans fall apart, we collapse! Venerable Thubten Chodron gives practical tips on how to cultivate clarity and wisdom in difficult situations,taking our crises onto the spiritual path.
Living with an Open Heart
Dec 16, 2015
Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre
Ashwini, No. 24, 1st floor, 3rd Main Street,
Domlur Layout 1st stage,
Bangalore, 560 071
“All through the day, I, me, mine,” sang The Beatles. How can we change this tune and learn to cherish others? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she speaks on how cultivating compassion can help us to overcome our self-centeredness and disturbing emotions, so as to bring greater joy to ourselves and others.