Venerable Thubten Chodron: Approaching the Buddhist Path
Please join us in welcoming Venerable Thubten Chodron to Auntie's Bookstore once again!
About Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron:
Born in Chicago in 1950, Venerable Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After traveling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half years, she received a teaching credential and went to the University of Southern California to do post-graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System.
In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Lama Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to Kopan, their Monastery in Nepal, to continue to study and practice Buddha’s teachings. In 1977, she received sramanerika (novice) ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan.
Ven. Chodron travels worldwide to teach the Dharma: North America, Europe, Latin America, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and former communist countries. Seeing the importance and necessity of a monastery for Westerners training in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, she founded Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community north of Spokane, WA and is the abbess there. It is the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery for Western monks and nuns in America.
About the Event:
"Approaching the Buddhist Path" is the first book in "The Library of Wisdom and Compassion," a multi-volume collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's definitive teachings on the Buddhist path compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, American nun Thubten Chodron. Join Thubten Chodron as she reads from this book that begins with the universal human wish for happiness and the dynamic nature of the mind, which provides a framework for the modern Western reader to make sense of the rich teachings of the Buddhist tradition. Learn more about the book at http://thubtenchodron.org/books/approaching-the-buddhist-path/
The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama's comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path.His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron.