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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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Dharma in Daily Life

Thriving in tough times

Using difficult situations as opportunities for spiritual growth.

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The Six Perfections

Purification of misdeeds with Q&A

Purification of nonvirtue and answers to questions on ethical conduct.

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Working with Emotions

Disconnect to connect

How we can disconnect from attachment and connect to positive qualities.

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Cultivating Compassion

The power of compassion, part 4

Developing bodhicitta through equalizing and exchanging self and others.

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