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The meaning of ordination

01 Exploring Monastic Life 2019

  • Spiritual practice as the most important thing in life
  • Ordination, your personal connection with the Buddha
  • Ordination is more than keeping precepts
  • Sravasti Abbey Mission Statement
  • Pravrajya: the going forth ceremony

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.