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Thubten Chodron



Thubten Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun and author who has studied closely with the Dalai Lama and has worked with him to write a series of books on the Buddhist path. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington state.

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Thubten Chodron’s Wonderful Dhamma Talk

Venerable Thubten Chodron speaking on Bodhicitta and relationships.

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Working with Anger

Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet we see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced circumstances far worse than many of us have faced—including exile, persecution, and the loss of many loved ones—but who do not burn with rage or seek revenge.

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Buddhism for Beginners

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English.

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Approaching the Buddhist Path

The first volume in a multivolume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path—now in paperback! His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades.

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Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common.

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How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator

Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity, is a Buddhist deity whose Tibetan name means "liberator," signaling her ability to liberate beings from the delusion and ignorance that keep them trapped in ever-recurring patterns of negativity.

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Open Heart, Clear Mind: An Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings

An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends toward all beings; a clear mind is the source of the penetrating wisdom of deep insight. Their union leads to the enlightened way of life that is at the heart of the spiritual path as taught by the Buddha.

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Don't Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion

It can be hard for those of us living in the twenty-first century to see how fourteenth-century Buddhist teachings still apply.

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Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy

Awaken Every Day shares a quick dose of everyday wisdom, encouraging us to understand the true causes of our suffering and the paths to freedom. These insightful reflections help us understand our minds, our connections to our communities, and how to become the people we aspire to be.

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Being Your Own Best Friend: Cultivating a Healthy Sense of Self

Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a talk to a full-house audience at North Idaho College on developing a true sense of self-confidence based on living in line with our personal values.

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