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“The Compassionate Kitchen” book launch

A talk given for the launch of The Compassionate Kitchen at the Poh Ming Tse Temple in Singapore.

  • Overview of the book
  • The source of the Abbey’s food—an economy of generosity
  • Reciting verses to generate a positive motivation
  • The benefits of eating together as a family
  • Questions and answers
    • How do you get all the requisites at the abbey?
    • How can you use the Buddhas teachings in real life?
    • Do monastics have to be vegetarian?
    • Is it negative karma if you eat meat?
    • Should you be honest even if it may offend another person?

The Compassionate Kitchen: Singapore book launch (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.

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