Founder & Abbess - Venerable Thubten Chodron
"Venerable Chodron has been dreaming to establish this Abbey for so many eons… so now it happens, now it's actualized, and I think it's very wonderful."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Venerable Thubten Chodron
Establishing Sravasti Abbey fulfills a long-held vision for Venerable Bhikshuni
Thubten Chodron to share the Buddha's teachings with Western sangha, training in the monastic code, doing prayers and practices in English, and incorporating the best elements of Western society, including gender equality and using technology to spread the Dharma.
Venerable Chodron is particularly qualified to teach Western monastics. A native
of the U.S., she trained in Asia for many years. In her thirty plus years of ordained
life, Venerable Chodron has lived in several monastic communities in Asia and in
the West. She brings her wisdom from these experiences to shape the growing monastic
community at Sravasti Abbey.
In addition to being Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, Ven. Chodron is an author of many
books and teaches around the world. Her teachings are available on the web in audio
and video formats.
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