Thubten Chodron

Thubten Chodron

Thubten Chodron, an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun, travels worldwide teaching and leading meditation retreats. Known for her clear and practical explanations of the Buddha’s teachings, she is the author of Buddhism for Beginners and How to Free Your Mind. She is also the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport, Washington.

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An Interview with Thubten Chodron

Thubten Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. A student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters, she became a nun in 1977. She is abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in eastern Washington State. She is the author of several books, her most recent...
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Lojong / Mind Training Reader's Guide

Lojong, or mind training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan tradition. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate bodhicitta, the awakened mind that...
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EVENTS

White Tara Retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

June 30, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. PDT–July 7, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. PDT | Newport, wa

Join Venerable Thubten Chodron at Sravasti Abbey's annual one-week retreat to meditate on White Tara, female manifestation of Buddha’s compassionate wisdom. White Tara’s specialty is long life, which she bestows by helping to purify the negative karma that causes disease and untimely death....

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Thubten Chodron on Prayers Being Answered

There are many kinds of prayers. Some are designed to direct and inspire our minds toward a certain quality or aim, thus creating the causes for us to attain this. Other prayers are for specific people or situations, for example praying for a person’s illness to be cured. For any prayer...
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Thubten Chodron on Working with Our Stuff

by Thubten Chodron [The following is an excerpt from Thubten Chodron’s book Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig.] The vibration of the mantra affects our body and mind. Reciting mantra has a purifying effect that we can feel physically and mentally. It doesn’t...
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Making Offerings: How and Why

With her trademark clarity, best-selling author Thubten Chodron lays out the correct methods of making offerings, and describes the specific benefits that this simple act of generosity can bring. This excerpt is taken from her new book, Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path. Making...
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Thubten Chodron: Taming the Mind

Being Honest Our spiritual mentors are our best friends, and it’s to our advantage to speak and act honestly with them. Some students are two-faced: They act well in the presence of their teachers, but at other times they gossip, lose their temper, and mistreat others. This is counterproductive. Nor...
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