Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.

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Love and Self-esteem

Seeing kindness everywhere

By recognizing the kindness all around us we will open our hearts to everyone.

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Exploring Monastic Life 2022

Am I good enough?

Feelings of inadequacy can be counteracted using the founding values of Sravasti Abbey.

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Review of true duhkha

Reviewing Chapter 2, covering the sections related to true duhkha covering realms of existence and…

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Medicine Buddha Weeklong Retreat 2021

Medicine Buddha retreat: Questions and answers

Responses to questions on the Medicine Buddha practice and Dharma practice topics, including rebirth, mantras,…

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Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Review of Chapter 10

Reviewing Chapter 10, discussing what is karma and the general characteristics of karma.

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Vajrasattva New Year's Retreat 2020-21

Vajrasattva practice and the four opponent powers

Explanation of the Vajrasattva sadhana including the four opponent powers of purification and recitation of…

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Guided Meditations

Meditation on the eight worldly concerns

A guided meditation on the attachments and aversions that distract from Dharma practice.

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on compassionate inspiration

A guided meditation to reflect on people and qualities we find inspiring to help develop…

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Volume 2 The Foundation of Buddhist Practice

Review of Chapter 4

Reviewing Chapter 4, discussing how to choose a spiritual mentor, how a spiritual mentor guides…

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