Compassionate Communities With Venerable Thubten Chodron

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Lion's Roar Dharma Center in Sacramento is happy to announce Ven. Thubten Chodron is teaching in Sacramento, CA on April 10, 11, 12, 2020.

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Lion's Roar Dharma Center in Sacramento is happy to announce that Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of the Sravasti Abbey, will be teaching in Sacramento, CA on April 10, 11 and 12, 2020.

Ven. Chodron will offer a public talk the evening of April 10th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, entitled "Creating Compassionate Community." She will share some of her experiences establishing and maintaining Sravasti Abbey. The public talk will be held at the Sierra 2 Center Theater, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA.

Ven. Chodron will offer a two-day workshop on April 11th and 12th, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days, on “Skillful Compassion in Difficult Times.” This continues the theme of compassionate community as expressed in Venerable Chodron's poem "A Song to Mummy Tara in these Dire Times” that she wrote to Tara at the request of Dharma friends in Russia: The Workshop will be held at the Do Nga Dargey Temple, 3240 B Street, Sacramento, CA.

For those wishing to make a donation for the event online, please select the "Sliding Fee" ticket options. For those who are monastics or limited of means, or if you wish to offer Dana at the door, please select the "Pay at Door" ticket types to help us reserve seating for you. If you wish to become an Event Sponsor, that option is available in the tickets. Please be sure to make a note in the Ticket Payment section that alerts us to how you would like your sponsorship donation to be used. You will need to register for the Public Talk and the Workshop in addition to your sponsorship if you wish to attend the event.

More Information about Venerable Thubten Chodron: Ven. Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a 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. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.

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 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 fourth volume, Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps, was published October 2019. Visit for a media library of her teachings, and to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.

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