Date: 12 Dec 2018 (Wed)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
No registration needed. All are welcome.
In a time when fake news and alternative facts seem to be the norm, what is the value of speaking and upholding the truth? Ven. Thubten Chodron discusses how to practice the Buddha’s teachings on beneficial speech and why this matters in modern times.
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.