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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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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 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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Is the Spiritual Path a Lonely One?

Venerable Thubten Chodron responds to a student's reflections on whether practicing the Dharma is a lonely endeavor.

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Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara / Kuan Yin) is not only Tibet’s patron deity, he also is the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas and as such is deemed the best possible contemplative gateway to the cultivation of compassion.

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Practicing for Myself?

As part of our #MeditationHacks series, a Mahayana Buddhist who is encouraged to practice for the benefit of all sentient being feels like they are only practicing for their own benefit. Venerable Thubten Chodron answers.

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Thubten Chodron’s Wonderful Dhamma Talk

Venerable Thubten Chodron speaking on Bodhicitta and relationships.

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Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun

In recent years, Buddhist nuns from Asia and the West have met together to become more active in improving their status in the female sangha.

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Creating Habits for Happiness | Thubten Chodron

Thubten Chodron is a Tibetan Buddhist nun, prolific author, and world renowned teacher. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, and co-author of a book with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Want to be happy? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron to learn how.

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How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Venerable Thubten Chodron gives an overview of why we would want to learn about emptiness and teaches on the emptiness of persons and phenomena.

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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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