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Living in community as Dharma practice

A talk to Tibetan nuns

A talk with Q and A to the nuns at Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in Mundgod, India. The talk took place two days before the ceremony for the first geshema degrees awarded to nuns. In English with Tibetan translation.

  • Working and living with others at the monastery is part of Dharma practice
  • Senior nuns as mentors for young nuns
  • Teaching lay people
  • Taking advantage of the precious opportunity to learn the Dharma
  • Questions
    • What do the Abbey nuns teach in the lay community?
    • Why did you become a nun?
    • What was your biggest personal challenge as a nun?
    • What is the difference between Buddhism and your former religion?
    • What is the relationship between you and your students?
    • How do you teach when you teach those of other religions?

Living in community as Dharma practice: A talk to Tibetan nuns (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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