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Decisions can have long-term consequences. Venerable Chodron gives advice on how to apply the principles of the Dharma to making decisions.
A discussion on topics including Buddhist and secular mindfulness, the value of monasticism, and the role of nuns in modern Buddhism.
Teachings by the Dalai Lama on the complete path to awakening. A comprehensive series for new and experienced students. Coauthored with Thubten Chodron.
A continuing series of Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talks focusing on how to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Excerpts from the book Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy
A quick guide to getting started with using ThubtenChodron.org.
Can the bhikshuni ordination be traced back to the time of the Buddha? Venerable bhikshuni Sangye Khado traces the history of the lineage.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Apr 8, 2021 in Shantideva with Venerable Thubten Chodron, Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron
Covering Verses 14-18 of Chapter 5 ‘Guarding Introspection,’ discussing the perfections of joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom
Reflection on the monastic hierarchy helps a “baby” nun to grow in her Dharma practice.
How the ethics of non-harming apply in the fields of information technology, scientific research, and medicine.
How can we approach the difficult process of making end-of-life care decisions regarding loved ones?
Today’s prisons provide few chances for rehabilitation, instead using incarcerated people for cheap labor. One such person reflects on this practice.
How extending yourself to another living being pulls you outside yourself and opens the door to inner happiness.
A guided meditation to get in touch with the feeling of compassion and put it into action.
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Apr 1, 2021 in Shantideva with Venerable Thubten Chodron, Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron
Covering Verses 11 – 13 of Chapter 5, discussing the perfections of generosity, ethical conduct, and fortitude
By Venerable Thubten Chodron on Mar 25, 2021 in Shantideva with Venerable Thubten Chodron, Study Buddhist Treatises with Thubten Chodron
Covering Verses 5.6-5.10, discussing the relationship between mindfulness and introspective awareness, and how the six far-reaching practices depend on the mind