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...
Metta Gardens: Loving Kindness in the Garden

Metta Gardens: Loving Kindness in the Garden

A gardener and Buddhist explores the conflicts and complements: For a number of years I have wanted to write a book on being a Buddhist who is also a gardener. I wanted to explore what that meant and where the two callings in life conflicted or complemented one...