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Interview with Tibetan Center Hamburg Magazine

An interview with Venerable Thubten Chodron by the Tibetan Center Hamburg Magazine, Hamburg, Germany.

  • Meeting the Dharma and becoming a nun
  • The difficulties of being a Buddhist nun in the west
  • Seeing the precepts as protection rather than repressive
  • Advice for those who are considering ordination
  • The disadvantages of using social media

Interview with Tibetan Center Hamburg Magazine (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.