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CBD 2019: University Public Worship (UPW) with the Ven. Thubten Damcho
November 3, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Memorial Church has historically been an important center of contemplative, spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University since the church was dedicated in 1903. It is open to everyone, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. Please join us in this spectacular and sacred venue.
Venerable Thubten Damcho is a Buddhist nun residing at Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries in the United States. Born and raised in Singapore, she graduated from Princeton University in 2006 and worked as a high school teacher and public policy analyst in the Singapore government before returning to the U.S. to take novice ordination in 2013. She writes about her decision to ordain at a Western Buddhist monastery in the Summer 2017 issue of American Buddhist Women, and tells her story in The Straits Times Singapore.
Venerable Damcho’s monastic life is rich and varied. She serves as assistant to Sravasti Abbey’s founder, author and well-known Buddhist teacher Venerable Thubten Chodron. Her other responsibilities range from translating Chinese texts into English to driving a tractor to remove weeds from the Abbey’s 300-acre property.
Venerable Damcho has given Dharma talks in Idaho, India, and Singapore, and she helps to guide a weekly meditation class at the Spokane Unitarian Universalist Church. She was the Chinese-English interpreter at a full ordination program in Taiwan in 2019, and has studied Tibetan through Maitripa College since 2017.
Registration opens here September 10, 2019 at 9:00am.
Free and open to everyone.
BeWell berry is awarded to University faculty and staff for registered participation.