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Audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A question-and-answer session with His Holiness regarding ordination and the situation and practice of the…

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The situation of Western monastics

A statement to His Holiness the Dalai Lama illustrating the difference between Asian and Western…

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Living the Dharma

The importance of studying the teachings and meditating on them, making the Dharma central to…

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Portrait of Bhikshuni Wendy Finster.
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Bringing a psychological perspective to the Dharma

A nun trained as a psychologist discusses mental health issues that may arise while studying…

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Portrait of Bhikshuni Jampa Chokyi.
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How to rely on a spiritual friend

A description of the relationship between teacher and student, and how important it is to…

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Finding our way

A reflection on the Dharma, working with afflictions, self-esteem, ordination, and living within the precepts.…

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Portrait of Mitra Bishop Sensei.
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Something about Zen

From the Rochester Zen center, an ordained female priest goes to Japan to study with…

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Portrait of Chi Kwang-Sunim.
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The nuns in Korea

Australian-born nun in a South Korean nunnery discusses becoming a nun, a nun's life, and…

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A nun in exile: From Tibet to India

A Tibetan-born nun emigrates out of Chinese-occupied territory to South India, where she is instrumental…

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Restoring an ancient tradition

A nun describes her experience being accepted and integrating into a Mainland Chinese community of…

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Portrait of Bhikshuni Tenzin Namdrol.
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Blossoming in Plum Village

A nun discusses entering the 5-year monastic training with the core community at Thich Nhat…

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