Should I Go for Full Ordination?

Should I Go for Full Ordination?

Ven. Thubten Chodron responds to questions from a novice nun (Skt: sramanerika; Tib: getsulma) Letter from Chokyi Dear Ven. Chodron, I wanted to ask you about gelongma (bhikshuni) vows. I ordained as a novice two years ago, and a year ago, I asked my teacher, Geshe...
First Ordination at Sravasti Abbey

First Ordination at Sravasti Abbey

by Thubten Chodron Not only was October 2, 2006 tsok day, Yom Kippur, the first day of Ramadan, and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, it was also the day of the first ordination at Sravasti Abbey Jan Howell, who has been living at the Abbey for a year and a half-one...
My Thoughts on Ordination

My Thoughts on Ordination

The first thing to relate about this experience is the joy. This has been a time filled with many days of joy and it is to be shared. Many people and events came together just for the ceremony itself, not to mention the path leading to this day. So before I describe...
I’m Thinking of Ordaining

I’m Thinking of Ordaining

Ven. Thubten Chodron responds to a student’s queries about ordaining Letter from Anita Dear Ven. Chodron, I’ve been considering ordaining but have some doubts and questions. I live alone, and I feel alone. I have good work as a high school teacher, which gives...