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Ordination is a wonderous deed

12 Exploring Monastic Life 2019

  • Benefitting others according to our capacity
  • Final advice from the preceptor
  • Advice following receiving the six śikṣamāṇā trainings
  • Closing chants of the ceremony
  • Questions and answers

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.