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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Thangka image of Shantarakshita.
LR01 Lamrim Outline

Lamrim outline: Foundation

A detailed outline of the foundation practices of the lamrim: relying on a spiritual mentor…

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LR01 Lamrim Outline

Lamrim outline: Preparatory practices

A detailed outline of the six preparatory practices to carry out before a meditation session.

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LR01 Lamrim Outline

Lamrim outline: Introduction

A detailed outline of the introduction to the gradual path (lamrim) teachings.

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Guided Meditations

Meditations on the lamrim

A general outline for meditation of the steps for each topic in the gradual path…

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LR01 Lamrim Outline

Lamrim outline (overview)

A general overview of the gradual path teachings with links to more specific teachings on…

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Lamrim Teachings 1991-94

Stages of the Path (lamrim) 1991-1994

An easy to navigate outline of the "gradual path" teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation.

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Science and Buddhism

The Mind and Life III Conference: Emotions and health

Do buddhas have emotions? Why do we feel low self-esteem and self-hatred? Finding peace through…

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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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Venerable Chodron in discussion with a group of young adults
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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