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Singapore: Teachings with Ven. Thubten Chodron

October 31, 2023 @ 7:45 pm - November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Hosted by Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore &
Multiple Dharma Centers

Asia Teaching Tour – Singapore
with Ven. Thubten Chodron

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

October 31-November 13

Dates, times, and topics below

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

Abbess teaches.

Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre

The Power of Aspirations

October 31, 2023, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm

What does it mean for Buddhists to make spiritual aspirations, and how are they different from prayers? Venerable Thubten Chodron inspires us to learn to think like bodhisattvas, who make vast and powerful aspirations to be of the greatest benefit to all beings.

20 Lor 27A Geylang
Info at Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre Facebook page

Pureland Marketing

Taking the Ache Out of Attachment:
Teachings on Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

November 3, 2023, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

What can we do when our loved ones leave us and we lose what we’ve worked so hard to gain? Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on how to let go of the suffering caused by attachment, based on Chapter 8 of the Indian sage Shantideva’s classic text Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.

Pure Mind, Pure Land: Amitabha Buddha Retreat

November 4, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 5, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Amitabha practice, so popular in the Chinese Buddhist tradition, is practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as well. As part of Pureland Marketing’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Venerable Thubten Chodron will guide a retreat on the Amitabha practice and offer practical advice on how we can transform all activities we engage in into the causes for being reborn in Amitabha’s Pure Land.

Registration is required. Register here

No 29 Geylang Lor 29, #04-01/02
Info at Pureland Marketing

Ven Chodron teaching the Dharma.

Amitabha Buddhist Centre

Working with Anger

November 8 & 9, 2023, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm both days

Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet we see people, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who have faced difficult circumstances, but do not burn with rage or seek revenge. How do they do it? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares Buddhist methods for subduing and preventing anger not by changing what is happening, but by transforming our perspectives.

How to See Yourself As You Really Are Workshop

November 11, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

We often turn to religion in search of our “true self.” What we learn from the Buddha’s teachings, however, is who we are not. Venerable Thubten Chodron unveils the misconceptions we hold about who we are and how to overcome them in order to develop a realistic and healthy sense of self.

How to Free Your Mind: Tara Retreat

November 12, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tara is a Buddhist deity who is the feminine embodiment of enlightened activity. She inspires us to transform our minds and become just like her, bringing tranquility, compassion, and wisdom into the world. Venerable Thubten Chodron will explain how to meditate on Tara and how to apply the Tara practice in our everyday lives.

44 Lorong 25A Geylang
Info at Amitabha Buddhist Centre

Nun and bear.

Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Strengthening and Maintaining Mental Well-Being—the Buddhist Approach

November 10, 2023, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

We go to the gym to train up our physical muscles, but what should we do to strengthen our mind? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares Buddhist techniques that support our mental well-being and enable us to stay well-balanced regardless of external circumstances that arise.

281 Jalan Besar
Info at Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Singapore Buddhist Mission

From TikTok to Dharma Talk

November 13, 2023, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

If the Buddha were alive today, would he be on FaceBook, Instagram, X, and TikTok? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she guides us on how to apply the Buddha’s teachings on wisdom and compassion in a modern digital age.

9 Ruby Lane
Register at Singapore Buddhist Mission

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.


October 31, 2023 @ 7:45 pm PDT
November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm PDT
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