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Good Karma – Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - May 27 @ 1:30 pm PDT

Ven Chodron teaching the Dharma.

Memorial Day 3-day Retreat

Good Karma
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

May 24 to May 27

Abbess teaches.

Why do things happen the way they do?
How do we create the causes for a happy life?

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues a series of teachings over Memorial Day weekend based on her book, Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons” by Indian sage Dharmarakshita.

With practical advice and plenty of humor, Venerable Chodron brings this 9th century mind-training text to life. It teaches how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression, and to create the causes of joyful liberation for ourselves and others. Watch previous teachings on this text here.

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.

Registration information

You must register to visit.

Please take an at-home (rapid) Covid test the morning of your visit and email a photo of the negative result to the office. Additionally:

  • If you have respiratory symptoms, please postpone your visit. Symptoms are listed below.
  • If you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid, please postpone your visit

Our Covid policy changes, so please check back close to when you will be visiting us for the most up-to-date info.

More about the teacher

Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.

She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, including seven volumes (so far) in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she has studied for nearly forty years.

Venerable Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her warm, practical, and humorous explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. Learn more about her. Find a media library of her teachings and info on her books on her personal website, ThubtenChodron.org.


May 24 @ 3:00 pm PDT
May 27 @ 1:30 pm PDT
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