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Q&A session in Bodhgaya, India

Q&A session in Bodhgaya, India

During her travels in Asia, Venerable Thubten Chodron participated in a question and answer session at the Huong Tu Bi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. Participants included Vietnamese nuns. In English with Vietnamese translation.

  • What practices can you do if you have little time?
  • Can you share a little bit about your teacher and one thing your teacher that has helped you?
  • How did you become a nun and what motivated you to become a nun?
  • Can you talk about women as Dharma teachers?
  • Why is fear not mentioned in the Buddhist teachings on mental afflictions?
  • How do you think we can create world peace?
  • Comments on the Vietnam War
  • What is your greatest aspiration in this lifetime?

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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