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Getting Honest About Attachment

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - April 28 @ 2:00 pm PDT

Hosted by Sravasti Abbey

Getting Honest About Attachment
with Ven. Tenzin Tsepal

Fri-Sunday, April 26-28

Smiling nun

Attachment is sneaky. It’s a mental state or attitude that seems to bring all our pleasure and happiness. Examined more closely, we see how it brings so much suffering. Giving up attachment is not giving up happiness! It’s the opposite!

Through teaching, meditation, and discussion, Ven. Tenzin Tsepal exposes this pervasive mental factor that poisons the good things we cling to, helping us to get cleaner, clearer, and more honest about the attachments in our life.

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More about the teacher

Venerable Tenzin Tsepal

Venerable Tenzin Tsepal was a student of Venerable Chodron’s in Seattle from 1995 to 1999. She then lived in India for two years to explore monastic life. In 2001, she received sramanerika ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and received bhikshuni ordination at Fu En Si Temple in Taiwan in 2019.

Venerable Tsepal studied the five-year Buddhist Studies Program at Chenrezig Institute (CI) in Australia, and then stayed for 14 years to pursue intensive residential study. As the Western Teacher at Chenerzig Institute, she tutored weekend teachings and retreats and taught the Discovering Buddhism courses.

In January 2016, Venerable Tsepal returned to the U.S. to participate in Sravasti Abbey’s winter retreat. She joined the community the following September. Ven. Tsepal offers service in a variety of ways, including by sharing the Dharma.

Read her full bio. See a playlist of Venerable Tsepal’s talks here.


April 26 @ 3:00 pm PDT
April 28 @ 2:00 pm PDT
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