A history of monastic lineages
06 Exploring Monastic Life 2018
Part of a series of teachings given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2018.
- 18 original Buddhist schools
- Different Vinaya lineages
- History and status of full ordination for women
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.