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Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma

Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma

  • Reflecting on the “Living Vinaya in the West” course
  • Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one generation to the next

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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