Weekly Teachings

Teachings streamed live on Thursdays and Fridays

Thursdays: Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

Thursdays: Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

Thursdays 10am Pacific Time

In this weekly series, Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches Shantideva’s classic text, Bodhisattvacharyavatara, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” It’s a well-loved road map to awakening. His Holiness the Dalai Lama famously attributes any realization of compassion and bodhicitta he has to his study and practice of this text.

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See previous teachings here.

Fridays: Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Fridays: Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Fridays 6:15pm Pacific Time

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature, the 3rd volume in the Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, dives deeply into the Buddha’s foundational teachings: the Four Noble Truths and Buddha nature. Ven. Thubten Chodron continues her line by line reading and commentary of the remarkable multi-volume book series that she is co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to present the entire Buddhist path for a modern audience.

Watch it live on Vimeo Livestream.
See previous teachings here.
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About the Teacher

Venerable Thubten Chodron is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey. She received novice ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in 1977 and full ordination in Taiwan in 1986. Her teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Lama Thubten Yeshe and many others.

In addition to founding Sravasti Abbey, Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her warm, practical, and humorous explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She has also published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion.

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