Ven. Thubten Chodron

Ven. Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition since 1977. She is also the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington.
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The Self-Confidence of a Bodhisattva

Hearing about bodhisattvas’ ability to cherish others more than themselves, we may doubt, “If I abandon all self-interest and only cherish others, I will neglect myself and my suffering will increase.” Cherishing others does not mean ignoring our own needs and caring only for others. If we did that, we would fall into a deplorable […]

The Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron
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What Is Karma?

Karma means action, and refers to intentional physical, verbal, or mental actions. These actions leave imprints or seeds upon our mindstreams, and the imprints ripen into our experiences when the appropriate conditions come together. For example, with a kind heart we help someone. This action leaves an imprint on our mindstream, and when conditions are […]

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