Finding Happiness through Wisdom
with Ven. Thubten Chodron
Sunday, October 23, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm
We all want to be happy. But how do we find happiness?
Ven. Thubten Chodron will speak on the causes of our dissatisfaction, re-defining success, happiness and love. Contentment cannot be found in external objects but through the wisdom of realizing our true nature. She will help us investigate this true nature of who we are, this “me” and its relationship to our surroundings. From there, we can experience our wisdom mind of happiness and joy for the benefit of ourselves and others.
Join us for a day-long retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron as we practically explore how to find happiness through wisdom. We will receive teachings and spend time with reflection, discussions, and Q&A.
You are welcome to bring you own lunch, or you can visit one of the many eateries within walking distance of the center.
Vietnamese translation will be available. Please bring your own FM radio!
Please register in advance to guarantee your seat.
Suggested donation: $65 – $108, sponsor: $175 – $250
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Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, the only 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 Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche.
Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known 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 the only nun who has co-authored a book with His Holiness the Dalai Lama—Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions. Her latest book is Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, and her Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind are widely recommended introductory books. Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, and sravasti.org to learn more about the Abbey.
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