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Benefiting the world through the Dharma

Benefiting the world through the Dharma

A talk with Q and A to the nuns at the Jamyang Choling Nunnery in Dharamsala, India. In English with Tibetan translation.

  • How Venerable Chodron met the Dharma and became a nun
  • How Sravasti Abbey began
  • Being involved in something that is important for the world
  • Being confident as nuns and supporting each other
  • Questions
    • What was it about Buddhism that interested you?
    • Is there interest in the Abbey from the local community?
    • How do you help others with their problems?
    • How does the Abbey relate to the broader community?
    • What do you teach to help people in their lives?

Talk at Jamyang Choling Nunnery (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.