One Teacher, Many Traditions
Ven. Thubten Chödrön
In this long weekend retreat, Thubten Chödron's respectful approach will illuminate the many ways that all forms of Buddhism, amid their rich diversity, share a common heritage and common goals.
In this course you’ll strengthen your knowledge and practice of Buddhism by understanding its varied traditions—how they came to be, what makes them different from each other, and what they have in common.
What you’ll learn:
- The common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha’s teachings.
- The origins of the various Buddhist traditions, and how they spread across Asia.
- How the Four Noble Truths are understood in the different traditions.
- Ethical training for lay people and monastics.
- And much more.
From Thursday April 16 at 19.30 until Sunday April 19 at 13.00 hrs, finishing with lunch.
Donation to offset our costs*: € 195
The course includes coffee, tea, vegetarian meals and overnight accommodation incl. bed linen and towel. On 18.30 Thursday evening, a simple dinner with soup and bread is served.
Please register at least 7 days before the course starts, by downloading this registration form, filling it out and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are requested to do some 'karma yoga', meaning to help with some household work during the course as part of our spiritual practice to help each other, and so we can keep the courses affordable.
See also The Foundation of Buddhist Practice by Ven. Thubten Chodron
in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening April 15.
About Venerable Thubten Chödron
Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan.
*Donation to offset the costs: Organising activities costs money. With this amount, we indicate what the direct costs are for the activity, but not the costs to enable the continued existence of the Maitreya Instituut. If you can contribute less then this amount, please request a contribution from the Study Fund. In case you can contribute more: thank you!