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CONTEMPLATIVE EVENTS

Every Tuesday: Weekly Open Meditation Hour (St. Joan of Arc Chapel 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm). Join us for an hour of weekly meditation, open to the entire Marquette community, including students, faculty and staff. All are welcome and invited to drop in or stay for the hour. (Meditation instruction available. If interested please contact us or arrive at the beginning of the hour.)

Two-Day Workshop with Ven Thubten Chodron
Founder and Current Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery near Newport, Washington
Wed, 3/26 - Thur, 3/27, 2014
location TBA

Ven. 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. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind; Taming the Mind; Buddhism for Beginners; Working with Anger; Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path; Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig; How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator. Ven. Chodron is known for her work in re-establishing the Bhikshuni lineage, cultivating interfaith dialogue, creating Dharma outreach in prisons, and teaching the Dharma worldwide. Ven. Chodron is a co-organizer of Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, an international conference of Western Buddhist nuns. She was also a crucial participant in the 1993 and 1994 Western Buddhist teachers conferences with H. H. XIVth Dalai Lama and was instrumental in the creation of the 2007 International Congress on Buddhist Women's Role in the Sangha. She is a member of the Committee for Bhikshuni Ordination and attends the annual gatherings of Western Buddhist Monastics in the USA.

Free and open to the entire Milwaukee and Marquette Community of faculty, staff, and students.

 

 

 


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