Date: 8 Dec 2019 (Sun)
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
No registration needed. All are welcome.
Burnout has been officially listed as a disease by the World Health Organization. How might Buddhist teachings help city-dwellers to deal with stress and feelings of exhaustion? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how working with disturbing emotions helps us develop realistic and beneficial perspectives that keep our bodies and minds balanced, and support us in leading meaningful and healthy lives.
About Ven. Thubten Chodron
Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, andKyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.
Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and isknown for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. The first volume, Approaching the Buddhist Path, is available August 2017. Visitthubtenchodron.orgfor a media library of her teachings, andsravasti.orgto learn more about Sravasti Abbey.