Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana — what do these words really mean? Are they completely different expressions of the Buddha’s teachings? In this series of 3 evening talks in December, Ven. Thubten Chodron encourages us to look beyond the superficial differences between Buddhist traditions, and explore how all forms of Buddhism, amidst their rich diversity, share a common heritage and even goals.
Below are details of the 3 talks to be hosted by Nalanda Centre:
Time : 7.30pm – 9.30pm daily (from 5 – 7 December)
For more information, please contact Nalanda Centre at +603-8938-1500. All are welcome!
Venerable Thubten Chodron is the founder-abbess of Sravasti Abbey – a facility to train Western sangha members in the Buddha’s teachings. Hailing from the U.S.A., Ven. Chodron trained in Asia for many years, receiving novice ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in 1977 and full ordination in Taiwan in 1986. Her teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Lama Thubten Yeshe.
Ven. Chodron is a well-known author and teacher, having published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and has co-authored a book — Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions — with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she has studied for nearly forty years.
Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Ven. Chodron is also actively involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogues.