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Tibetan Buddhism east and west

Tibetan Buddhism east and west

A talk given at Fo Guang University in Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • How a westerner wound up becoming a Buddhist nun
  • The first generation of westerners practicing Buddhism in India
  • The challenges for westerners learning the Dharma from Tibetan teachers
  • Having the right attitude for Dharma practice
  • Learning about other Buddhist traditions dispels misconceptions
  • The challenges of establishing a Buddhist monastery in America

Tibetan Buddhism east and west (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.