by Venerable Thubten Chodron
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members
What would it be like to approach death with compassion in place of fear? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how cultivating compassion day to day makes our lives meaningful, which in turn helps us to approach our own and others’ deaths with a clear mind and open heart.
Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986. Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path, the Library of Wisdom and Compassion. The second volume, the Foundation of Buddhist Practice, was published May 2018. Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, and sravasti.org to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.