june, 2019

22jun(jun 22)10:00 am23(jun 23)12:00 pmFeaturedVen. Thubten Chodron: Foundation of Buddhist Practice10:00 am - 12:00 pm (23)

Event Details

How do we tell the difference between Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophy? How do we know whether our perceptions are reliable? Can we really understand rebirth on the basis of logic and reasoning? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron for a thought-provoking weekend of teachings based on The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, the second volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a series she is co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to present the stages of the path to awakening for a modern audience in English.


Saturday 22nd June 10am – 4pm

Sunday 23rd June 10am – 12pm

Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Cost: $90 / $80 VI Members

Morning and Afternoon Tea Provided. Please BYO lunch or a vegetarian plate to share

At VI we aim to make Dharma teachings as accessible as possible, so if you wish to attend but are unable to afford the full cost of classes at this time please email spc@vajrayana.com.au


About the teacher

Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries 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 second volume, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, was published May 2018. Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, and sravasti.org to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.


22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 12:00 pm


Vajrayana Institute

9 Victoria Square, Ashfield, NSW 2131