Date: 8 Dec 2023 (Fri)
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
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Talk Synopsis

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This is often easier said than done! Venerable Thubten Chodron shares tips from the Buddha’s teachings that can help us to transform difficult situations into opportunities for spiritual growth that expand our human potential.


-Sravasti Abbey requests that participants consider wearing a mask as a courtesy to Ven Thubten Chodron.

-For newcomers to the Library’s events: the session will comprise a talk and time for Q&A

-Please attend once you register. The event will also be streamed live via FaceBook live.

About Ven. Thubten Chodron

Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a pioneering Tibetan Buddhist training monastery 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, and other Tibetan lamas. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.


Venerable Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her warm, 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 assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the writing and publication of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path. Visit for a media library of her teachings, and to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.