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The banner of the Dharma

The banner of the Dharma

Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2017.

  • Ethical conduct
  • Abandoning the wish to harm others
  • Looking at self-conceptions
  • Gratitude to parents
  • The three higher trainings
  • The goal of liberation
  • Helping the Dharma remain for a long time

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.