Living a Happy Life — Covid or Not with Venerable Thubten Chodron
May 9, 10am to 12pm SGT/MYT
May 8, 7pm to 9pm Pacific Time
Jointly organised by YBAM/BGF/Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore/Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society.
About the Talk
The Buddha taught that the mind is the source of our happiness and suffering. Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she offers tips on how we can have a happy mind regardless of our external circumstances, such that we can practice kindness, compassion, and stay balanced during and after this time of pandemic.
How to Watch?
via Facebook Live
ZOOM Meeting ID: 359 382 2367
Profile of Speaker
Venerable Thubten Chodron (德林 — De Lin) was born in Chicago in 1950. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. In 1977, she received sramanerika (novice) ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan.
She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal.
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.
Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of the Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation in multiple languages, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path.