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Smith College: Life as a Western Buddhist Nun
April 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
Part of the Robed Warriors series
Public Talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron
“You’re becoming a what?” said Venerable Thubten Chodron’s family and friends when she announced in 1977 that she was going to become a Buddhist nun. How does a Western woman fit in a religion led by Asian men? How does she relate to Western consumerist culture, when her spiritual values advocate a simple lifestyle? How does she make peace with her family and thrive in her Buddhist practice?
Talk is held in Selye 106.