The Four Foundations of Mindfulness of Mindfulness (Body, Feeling, Mind, Phenomena) continues to be one of the central practices for all Buddhist traditions since Shakyamuni Buddha spoke the Satipatthana Sutra over 2,000 years ago. In modern times, particularly in America, the practice of mindfulness has become immensely popular, though often mixed with secular motivations, leading to confusion regarding the deeper purpose of mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist context. Dharma Friendship Foundation is delighted to host a special visit with Venerable Thubten Chodron for an evening of meditation and discussion on this topic which opens the door to liberation and enlightenment and is a foundational practice in both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions.
When: Friday, October 27, 2023. 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to get settled, enabling us to start on time without disruption).
Where: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 NW 83rd Street
Seattle, WA 98117 USA
Seattle, WA 98117 USA
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Venerable Thubten Chodron graduated with a B.A. in History from UCLA in 1971 and did graduate work in Education at USC while teaching in the LA City Schools. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition in 1977 and has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters for many years in India and Nepal. She has been resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. She is founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington, one of the few monasteries for Western monastics in the Tibetan tradition in the United States. Active in interfaith dialogue and prison work, she has authored several books on Buddhism and is now working on a series with the Dalai Lama entitled the Library of Wisdom and Compassion. She teaches Buddhist philosophy, psychology, and meditation worldwide.