Thubten Chodron: The Compassionate Kitchen

Venerable Thubten Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun, author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery for Western nuns and monks in the United States. Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives. Her latest book is The Compassionate Kitchen. Venerable Thubten Chodron: The Compassionate Kitchen and the Economy of Generosity Interview by Sandie Sedgbeer     To listen to the entire interview of the Venerable Thubten Chodron by Sandie Sedgbeer from her OMTimes Radio show, What Is Going OM, click the player below.   Food is undoubtedly one of the greatest pleasures in life. We all spend a good time thinking about it, preparing it, eating it, and then cleaning up afterward, but how many of us have ever thought about the many activities associated with food as a spiritual practice? What if instead of seeing these activities as chores or engaging in them purely for pleasure, we could use them to increase our kindness and care and as reminders of how we wish to live out the values that bring meaning to our lives? The Venerable Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977. She has been a close student of the Dalai Lama with whom she’s co-authored several books. She is also founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey. One of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western monks and nuns in America. Known for her warm, practical, and humorous explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life, Venerable Chodron joins us today to talk about her latest book, The Compassionate Kitchen, in which she shares some of the practices from the Buddhist tradition that help us make eating become part of our daily spiritual practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron, welcome…

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