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Compassion and world peace

Compassion and world peace

A talk given by Geshe Kalsang Damdul at Sravasti Abbey in August 2006.


  • The benefits of compassion for ourselves and others
  • Interdependence and compassion
  • Translating compassion into action

Compassion with Geshe Damdul (download)

Questions and answers

  • Including social activism in Buddhist practice
  • How to counteract negative attitudes during social action and generosity
  • Advice for working with a troubled child

Compassion with Geshe Damdul: Q&A (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

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. Read her full bio.