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In-person teachings: USA and Asia 2022-23

In-person teachings: USA and Asia 2022-23

Venerable Thubten Chodron's teaching tour 2022 in Seattle, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Washington, USA

Dharma Friendship Foundation

American Evergreen Buddhist Association
13000 NE 84th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

Transforming Anxiety and Depression in a Rapidly Changing World

Tuesday, December 6
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pandemics, climate breakdown, social, economic and political unrest – these are just a few of the stressors confronting the 21st century psyche, often with painful outcomes. Nonetheless, Buddhist wisdom has much to offer in helping us weather the storms of modern life.  Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she offers easily accessible teachings on how to cultivate emotional resilience and spiritual peace in trying times.

*Please wear a well-fitting face mask in order to protect against the spread of viral illness.

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Amitabha Buddhist Centre

44 Lorong 25A Geylang
Singapore 388244
+65 6745 8547
centre [at] fpmtabc [dot] org

The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days

There’s no better way to end the year than by focusing our minds on what truly matters. Instead of losing our minds in sense pleasure, spend your weekend with Venerable Thubten Chodron and investigate how our body, feelings, mind, and phenomena actually exist. With more clarity and wisdom, we’ll be able to set clear priorities and create the causes for a meaningful new year.

Searching for the Self

Tuesday, December 13 & Wednesday, December 14
7:30 – 9:00 pm both days

Who am I, and how do I exist? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron for two thought-provoking talks that will challenge how we see ourselves and the world. She will unpack Buddhist views on the nature of reality based on Searching for the Self, Volume 7 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series on the stages of the path to awakening by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The Buddhist Library

No. 2, Geylang Lorong 24A
Singapore 398526
+65 6746 8435
info [at] buddhlib [dot] org [dot] sg

Practicing the Dharma in Difficult Times

Friday, December 16
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

If the Dharma works, why am I still suffering? Well, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how to take the difficulties that are part of life in cyclic existence into our spiritual practice. By following the Buddha’s teachings, we can transform whatever challenges we face into the causes for personal growth, liberation, and awakening.

Register for the talk here.

Singapore Buddhist Mission

9 Ruby Lane, Singapore 328284
+65 6299 7216
info [at] sbm [dot] sg

Saturday, December 17
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Go to a good school, get a good job, find a good spouse, raise good children. Is that the primary meaning and purpose of our lives? Venerable Thubten Chodron speaks especially to youths and young working adults on how to look inside our hearts and discover what we can contribute to the world with joy, instead of getting swept up in the stream of social pressures and expectations.

Register for the talk here.

Poh Ming Tse Temple

438 Dunearn Road
Singapore 289613
+65 6466 0785
pmt [at] pmt [dot] org [dot] sg

Book Launch of “In Praise of Great Compassion”

Saturday, December 17
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches from In Praise of Great Compassion, Volume 5 of The Library and Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series on the stages of the path to awakening by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She explains how we can open our hearts to others and generate compassion, joy, and fortitude to make our lives meaningful by benefitting all beings.

Register for the talk here.

Buddhist Fellowship West

2 Telok Blangah Street 31
#02-00 Yeo’s Building
Singapore 108942
+65 6278 0900
info [at] buddhistfellowship [dot] org

Live Each Day with Loving-Kindness

Sunday, December 18
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

It might be easy to wish for ourselves and others to be well and happy on the meditation cushion. But can we generate loving-kindness when things don’t go our way? Or do we beat ourselves up for making mistakes and blame others for our problems? Venerable Thubten Chodron offers practical tips on how to bring loving-kindness into the ups and downs of our daily lives and interpersonal relationships.

Amitabha Buddhist Centre

44 Lorong 25A Geylang
Singapore 388244
+65 6745 8547
centre [at] fpmtabc [dot] org

Lama Tsongkhapa Day Talk and Puja

Sunday, December 18
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Note change in start time to 30 minutes later

Each year, Tibetan Buddhists commemorate the life and contributions of the great Tibetan master Lama Tsongkhapa on the anniversary of his passing into parinirvana. Venerable Thubten Chodron will offer an hour-long talk on Lama Tsongkhapa and his teachings, which will be followed by a celebratory prayer session.

Pureland Marketing

No 29 Geylang Lor 29 #04-01/02
Singapore 388078
+65 6743 3337
plmkg [at] pureland [dot] com [dot] sg

Free Yourself From Attachment: Teachings on Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds”

Monday, December 19 & Tuesday, December 20
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm both days

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues her annual teachings on the Indian sage Shantideva’s classic text, Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds. A revered Buddhist poem written in India around 700 CE, its ten chapters outline the development of bodhicitta, the awakened mind that seeks the liberation and enlightenment of all beings.

In these talks, Venerable Thubten Chodron continues teaching on Chapter 8, on the far-reaching practice of concentration. Developing this stable, clear, and blissful mental state enables spiritual practitioners to focus on any object, especially virtuous attitudes that are essential for accomplishing our own benefit and that of others.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall
Level 4 Hall of No Form
88 Bright Hill Road
Singapore 574117
+65 6849 5300
ded [at] kmspks [dot] org

Healing from the Heart

Thursday, December 22
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

While modern medicine has made disease prevention and treatment possible, what about the age-old afflictions of ignorance, attachment, and anger that continue to plague our minds? In this talk, Venerable Thubten Chodron will teach about genuine healing that begins with cultivating a kind heart.

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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