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Penang – Teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron

November 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm SMT

Hosted by Friends of Sravasti Abbey in Malaysia
& Dharma Centers in Penang

Asia Teaching Tour – Penang, Malaysia
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Celebrate Sravasti Abbey’s 20th Anniversary with Ven. Thubten Chodron in Penang

November 16-19

Dates, times, and topics below

Please consider wearing a mask to the talks to help keep our teacher safe and healthy.

Abbess teaches.

Penang Bodhi Heart Sanctuary

Rejuvenate Your Life

November 16, 2023, 10 am to 11:30 pm

Feeling stressed out, stuck in a rut, or just down and out? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how the Buddha’s teachings can help us to have a happy mind and live meaningful, purposeful lives.

Jalan Mt Erskine
10470 George Town

Info at Bodhi Hearts.net

Universiti Sains Malaysia Buddhist Society

Healing from the Heart

November 16, 2023, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

We often hear about the benefits of “letting go,” but how do we truly heal from past hurts? Venerable Thubten Chodron explains what forgiveness entails and how to put it into practice for the benefit of ourselves and others.

Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dewan Pembangunan Siswa 1

Info at Persatuan Pelajar Buddhist USM Facebook page

Nun and bear.

Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society

Transforming Anxiety and Depression

November 17, 2023, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

The Buddha taught extensively on working with afflictions like anger and attachment, but what about mental states like anxiety and depression? Venerable Thubten Chodron offers a Buddhist perspective on these mental states and shares Buddhist techniques that can help us to transform them. Talks are in English with simultaneous Chinese translation.

The Power of Compassion Retreat

November 18-19, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

People often confuse compassion with weakness, but it takes strength, courage, and wisdom to recognize the true causes of suffering and strive to free ourselves and others from them. Venerable Thubten Chodron leads a retreat with teachings, guided meditation, and discussions on what compassion is, what it is not, and how to cultivate it in daily life. Talks are in English with simultaneous Chinese translation.

TBP 6334, Kampung Baru
Sungai Puyu, 13400 Butterworth

Register for the retreat here

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

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 over 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.


November 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am SMT
November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm SMT
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