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Motivational Monday: An interview with Venerable Chodron

Motivational Monday: An interview with Venerable Chodron

Lama Yeshe Rabye interviews Venerable Thubten Chodron as part of a motivational talk series for the staff of social enterprise RoundGlass.

  • Meeting the Dharma and deciding to ordain
  • Motivation and vision for the setting up the Abbey
  • Life at Sravasti Abbey
  • The Buddhist perspective on compassion
  • Becoming the person you want to be

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.