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The “Ratthapala Sutta”

The “Ratthapala Sutta”

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2016.

  • Cultivating an attitude of humility and trust in the Three Jewels
  • The Ratthapala Sutta
  • The difficulties of spiritual practice as a householder
  • The meaning of the homeless life

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.