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Advice from the preceptor

08 Exploring Monastic Life 2019

  • Rejoicing in posadha
  • Advice from the preceptor
    • Recognizing our opportunity
    • The vinaya is the basis of our whole dharma practice
  • Being worthy of receiving offerings

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.