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Compassion in action: a life of service

Compassion in action: a life of service

An online talk hosted by Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamsala, India.

  • Practicing at Tushita Meditation Centre in the 1970s
  • Challenges of the Western sangha in the early years
  • Starting Lama Tsongkhapa Institute
  • Working through conflicts with fellow practitioners 
  • How to relate to a spiritual mentor
  • A life of service or an ego contest?
  • The economy of generosity at Sravasti Abbey
  • Working and offering service with a good motivation

Watch the talk with Italian translation 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.