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What if the Buddha were a lay woman?

What if the Buddha were a lay woman?

A question and answer session with students from the Dharma College at the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Personal questions
    • Expectations before ordination and at present
    • How to deal with big challenges
    • A teacher’s view of students
  • Monastic life
    • How the Buddha would manifest today
    • What if Buddha were a laywoman?
    • The importance of celibacy in Buddhist practice
    • Patriarchy in Tibetan Buddhism
    • Solving problems within a Buddhist community
    • Integrating debate and memorization at Sravasti Abbey
  • Artificial intelligence and ethics
  • Dharma in daily life
    • Overcoming the self-centered attitude
    • What to do in our daily practice
    • Practicing teachings on the grounds and paths
  • Culture and practice in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Live Q&A
    • Gender equality at Sravasti Abbey
    • How to lead guided meditations

Watch the previous Q&A video with Hamburg Dharma College here:

Buddhist practice and community life
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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