Venerable Thubten Tsultrim
Inspired by Kwan Yin, Chinese expression of the Buddha Compassion, Ven. Thubten Tsultrim began to explore Buddhism in 2009. As she learned that "real people like me" aspired to become awakened like Kwan Yin, she began to explore the potential to becoming a monastic, which led her to Sravasti Abbey. She first visited the Abbey in May, 2011. Ven. Tsultrim took refuge and joined the 2011 Exploring Monastic Life program, which inspired her to remain at Sravasti Abbey where she continues to learn and grow in the Dharma. The future Ven. Tsultrim took anagarika ordination in October of that year. On September 6, 2012, she received both the novice and training ordinations (sramanerika and siksamana) and became Ven. Thubten Tsultrim ("Ethical Conduct of the Buddha's Doctrine"). Ven. Tsultrim was born in New England and spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. She began her career doing maintenance on aircraft, then worked as an Air Traffic Controller before retiring as a Damage Control Chief Petty Officer. She has also worked as a staff member at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. At the Abbey, she is responsible for maintaining the buildings and provides support for the abundant audio teachings that the Abbey generates and shares.
Ethical conduct review
Venerable Thubten Tsultrim leads an interactive discussion on the bodhisattva perfection of ethical conduct.View Post
Gomchen Lamrim review: Exchanging self for others
Venerable Thubten Tsultrim reviews equalizing and exchanging self with others.View Post
Gomchen Lamrim review: The 37 harmonies
Venerable Thubten Tsultrim reviews the 37 awakening factors.View Post
“Precious Garland” review: Quiz part 2 q...
Discussion of quiz part two questions 10-18 to review verses from Chapter 1.View Post
Gomchen Lamrim review: Remembering death brings life...
A review of the points in the text on the benefits of remembering death and…View Post
Meditation and review on equalizing and exchanging s...
Generating bodhicitta through the meditations on equalizing and exchanging self and others.View Post
Review of the intermediate scope practices of the la...
Review of the topics and practices in common with the intermediate scope practitioner.View Post
Guided meditation on the value of a precious human r...
How to contemplate the value and rarity of a precious human rebirth to make life…View Post
Quiz review: Seven types of cognizers, part 2
Answers for the questions regarding divisions of direct perceivers.View Post