Venerable Thubten Chodron

Pioneering American Buddhist teacher and founder of Sravasti Abbey, currently assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama with The Library of Wisdom and Compassion book series.

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Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps

Starting this week (April 26th at 6pm PT) on Friday nights, Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches from Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps, the fourth book in the Library of Wisdom and Compassion series co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. For a flavor of the richness of this book, watch as Venerable gives an overview of contents and reads an excerpt.

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There's a path to serenity and we're following in the Buddha's footsteps when we follow it too.”
Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha is our protection from samsaric suffering and the path to liberation.”
Learning about generating serenity from the other traditions points out things that help us in our own practice.”

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Volume 4 Following in the Buddha's Footsteps

Three Jewels in the Vajra Vehicle

Explanation of the Three Jewels in Perfection Vehicle and Vajra…

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Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland

What is a person?

A continuation of the commentary on Nagarjuna's verses, examining whether…

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Purple flowers blossom in a bunch. Short Verses to Cultivate Bodhicitta

Verse 6-3: A clear conscience

Commenting on causes of scandals in modern society.

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on self-forgiveness

A guided analytical meditation on self-forgiveness.

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Developing a direct realization of emptiness

Thirteen questions raised by the study of Mahamudra and their…

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Stages of the Path

Contemplating the lower realms

Explaining the suffering of hell beings, animals and hungry ghosts,…

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Stages of the Path

Three types of persons

Explaining the three levels of practitioners and the reasons for…

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Cover of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

This unique text maps out the convergence and divergence of the two major Buddhist movements—the ...

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Book cover of Courageous Compassion

Courageous Compassion

The 6th book in the multi-volume collection and the 2nd devoted to compassion. Courageous Compass...

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Book cover of Appearing and Empty

Appearing and Empty

In this third and final volume on emptiness, the authors impart the Prasangika view of the ultima...

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Book cover of Awaken Every Day

Awaken Every Day

An instant dose of everyday wisdom, these insightful reflections help us understand our minds, ou...

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Book cover of Working with Anger

Working with Anger

A variety of Buddhist methods for subduing anger, not by changing what is happening, but by worki...

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Book cover of Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners

An accessible and engaging introduction to some of the most commonly asked questions about the es...

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Book cover of Gavin Discovers the Secret

Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness

A book enjoyable and beneficial for all ages, Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness has much to...

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Book cover of Refuge Resource Book

Refuge Resource Book

A collection of articles compiled by Venerable Thubten Chodron as a resource for preparing to tak...

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Book cover of Pearl of Wisdom I

Pearl of Wisdom, Book I

A compilation of prayers and practices commonly taught to people beginning to study and practice ...

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