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Guarding integrity and aspiration

Guarding integrity and aspiration

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

  • The job description of someone who goes forth
  • Becoming a merit field for others practice
  • The four kinds of people we’re indebted to
  • The merit created by ordaining
  • Letting family know our priorities have shifted
  • Questions and answers

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.