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Seattle: Making Mindfulness Meaningful with Ven. Thubten Chodron

October 27, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Hosted by Dharma Friendship Foundation

Making Mindfulness Meaningful
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Friday, October 27

7:30 pm – 9 pm Pacific Time

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness of Mindfulness (Body, Feeling, Mind, Phenomena) continues to be one of the central practices for all Buddhist traditions since Shakyamuni Buddha spoke the Satipatthana Sutra over 2,000 years ago.

In modern times, particularly in America, the practice of mindfulness has become immensely popular, though often mixed with secular motivations, leading to confusion regarding the deeper purpose of mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist context.

Dharma Friendship Foundation is delighted to host a special visit with Venerable Thubten Chodron for an evening of meditation and discussion on this topic which opens the door to liberation and enlightenment and is a foundational practice in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions.

For more information, visit the Dharma Friendship Foundation website.

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.


Sakya Monastery
108 NW 83rd Street
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
(206) 789-2573
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