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.
Introduction to the taking and giving meditation
Overcoming self-centredness, a major obstacle to doing the taking and giving meditation.View Post
A conversation on the nature of time with a theoretical physicist, a philosopher, and a…View Post
A bodhisattva’s humility
Commentary to verses on developing a bodhisattva’s joy and humility in pacifying others’ sufferings.View Post
No real owner of suffering
Commentary on verses about the equality of one’s own and others’ suffering.View Post
Compassion in action: a life of service
Reflections on being part of the first generation of Western monastics and what it means…View Post
Why do I protect myself and not others?
Using reasoning to move beyond the self-centered attitude and care about the happiness and suffering…View Post
What is prayer?
A discussion of the nature of prayer in Buddhism and recognizing the kindness of others.View Post
Dispelling all suffering
How it is possible to have a mind that wishes to dispel the suffering of…View Post
Equalizing self and other ultimately
Explanation of the last three points of the equalizing self and other meditation including review…View Post
Others have been kind
Explanation of the second three points of the nine-point equalizing self and others meditation.View Post