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An encounter with a Chan master

An encounter with a Chan master

Venerable Thubten Chodron talks about her encounter with the head of the Korean Buddhist Jogye Order, Seongpa Sunim, on a recent trip to Korea for a conference on Buddhist nuns. 

See photos from the Korea conference and tour here.

Read her assistant Venerable Thubten Damcho’s travelogue here.

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.