Frankfurt: Good Karma Workshop

Frankfurt: Good Karma Workshop

How to Create the Causes for Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering  Workshop with Venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron  The renowned American Buddhist master will return once again as a guest at Tibet House and will give a talk about “good Karma” in her equally...
Pomaia, Italy: Living with an Open Heart

Pomaia, Italy: Living with an Open Heart

Caring for Our Emotions   an afternoon workshop with Ven. Thubten Chodron   All through the day, I me mine (…) , All through the night, I me mine (…), All I can hear, I me mine (…), Even those tears, I me mine (…) The Beatles sang this back in the...
Pomaia, Italy: Disarming the Mind retreat

Pomaia, Italy: Disarming the Mind retreat

Working with Anger for a Happier Life a residential retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron   Can we use our upsetting emotions and difficult situations as growth material to improve our lives and those around us? Can we take disturbing feelings and transform them into...
May 7: Join Us for Kathina

May 7: Join Us for Kathina

On May 7, the Abbey joyfully celebrates kathina (pronounced kuh-teen-ah). Established by the Buddha, ancient ceremony of kathina is a time to rejoice in the virtue created by the sangha during the monastic retreat (varsa) and the ending ceremony (pravarana). This...
Smith College: Life as a Western Buddhist Nun

Smith College: Life as a Western Buddhist Nun

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...