Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of the 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. Each month Venerable Chodron will unpack a Buddhist philosophical topic relevant to our lives.

In association with Vajrayana Institute (Sydney), Kunsang Yeshe is presenting teachings by Venerable Chodron for our local community. These will be monthly online sessions, to be held from June to November 2024. The Zoom sessions will be available as a community event at Kunsang Yeshe or online at your location. 

Why not join us in the Gompa for the teachings and a cuppa?

There will be opportunities for asking questions and interacting with Venerable Chodron.

The times for each session are on Sundays @ 10.00am-11.30am (some variations in times due to daylight saving).

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. Venerable Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her warm, 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 assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the writing and publication of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path. Visit for a media library of her teachings, and to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.