Thubten Chodron

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:42 -- wisdom

Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron has practiced the Buddha’s teachings for more than thirty-five years. A native of Los Angeles, she ordained as a nun in the Tibetan tradition in 1977 and received the full ordination of a bhikshuni in Taiwan in 1986. Venerable Chodron has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkhong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche, and Lama Thubten Yeshe among many other Tibetan masters. With a clear, practical, and humorous style, she teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation worldwide. Her numerous books, published in several languages, include Buddhism for Beginners, Taming the Mind, and most recently Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Venerable Chodron has been the resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and was the resident teacher and spiritual adviser for Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle for ten years. She is currently the abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport, Washington, which she founded in 2003. Many of her teachings are available on her website and on the Sravasti Abbey Youtube Channel. Follow Venerable Chodron on Facebook or Twitter.

Thubten Chodron featured in Tricycle: “Tibetan Buddhist Nun Blazes Trail for Others to Follow.”

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April 3, Cleveland, OH: Jewel Heart Center
“Living with an Open Heart,”  7 pm


April 5-6, Chicago, IL: Jewel Heart Center
“Lojong: Eight Verses for Training the Mind,” Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 10:30-1


April 6, Coeur d'Alene, ID: North Idaho Unitarian Universalists
10:30 am

May 18, Sandpoint, ID: Gardenia Center
Sunday service, 10 am


April 25-27, Eudlo, QLD, Australia: Chenrezig Institute
3-day retreat on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons” 10 - 4 daily

April 29, Brisbane, Australia: Langri Tangpa Centre
“Healing a Broken Heart: Transforming Grief and Loss,” 7 pm

April 30, Sydney, Australia: Vajrayana Institute
“Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” 7 pm

May 1, Sydney, Australia: Bodhi Books and Gifts
Talk, book reading, & signing, 6 pm 

May 2, Sydney, Australia: Vajrayana Institute
“Living with an Open Heart,” 7 pm

May 3-4, Sydney, Australia: 8th Annual MITRA Conference
“Destination Mindfulness”

May 5, Sydney, Australia: Bodhikusuma Centre
“The Power of Love,” 7 pm

May 6, Sydney, Australia: Buddhist LIbrary and Meditation Centre
“Living with Uncertainty in This and Future Lives,” 7 pm


October 17-20, Boulder Creek, CA: Vajrapani Institute
 “Joyous Effort,” residential retreat and teachings


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