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Ven. Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi
Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She received novice ordination at the Abbey in 2008 and full ordination in 2011 in Taiwan. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and other local locations.

Ask a Buddhist: How do I address Buddhist nun?

I firmly believe the world is better off when we share the kindness we all have inside. Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew, atheist, whatever—no one owns the market on kindness. It's universal and much appreciated wherever it blooms.

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Ask a Buddhist: Self Esteem

05/16/17Question (summarized): I have tried meditation in the past, especially back in my home country. My meditation has not been so successful since I came here and experienced the distraction of the nearby freeway noise. My true intentions of meditations were to become a better person, and to hopefully get better and good karma that could match me with a …

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Ask A Buddhist: Skillful and Compassionate Speech

My teacher, Ven. Thubten Chodron, speaks of our mouths being our own personal weapons of mass destruction. In a careless moment we can destroy a lifetime of friendship. On a larger scale, a few lies can bring fear to thousands and even spark global conflict.

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Ask a Buddhist: Do Buddhists worship idols?

A person unfamiliar with Buddhism could easily inspect a Buddhist temple filled with statues and wonder, "Are these people worshiping idols?" Your question may help others feel more comfortable with Buddhists and Buddhist settings, so thanks for asking.

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