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Ven. Thubten Chodron
Ven. Thubten Chodron trained in Asia for many years, receiving novice ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in 1977, and full ordination in Taiwan in 1986. Her teachers include His Holiness the Dalia Lama, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe and many others.
In addition to founding Sravasti Abbey in Newport, WA in 2003, Ven. Chodron is a well-known author and teaches internationally. She is known for her practical and humorous explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring a series of books with the Dalai Lama, including Approaching the Buddhist Path [volume 1]. Ven. Chodron is also actively involved in interfaith dialogue and prison outreach.
Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, where you can browse her books. Watch the video about her life and work made for the Global Bhikkhuni Award ceremony in Taiwan in 2017.