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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Cover of book Open Heart, Clearn Mind.
Books

Studying the Buddhist approach

A practical step-by-step study guide to the Buddha's teachings using the book Open Heart, Clear…

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His Holiness and Thupten Jinpa during a talk.
Science and Buddhism

“Harmonia Mundi” and “Mind-Life...

The balance of Dharma practice and individual action as a means to improve our society.

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Refuge in the Three Jewels

Refuge groups

Aimed specifically at Dharma groups, the reasons for taking refuge and how to organize and…

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Travels

A pilgrimage to Tibet

An inspiring and sad pilgrimage to the ancient land of Tibet in 1987.

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