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Relating to others in the community

A series of talks given at the Omega Institute in Rhineback, New York, April 27-29, 2007.


  • Consequences of attachment
  • Equanimity and its effects
  • Cultivating love and kindness

Friendship and community 01 (download)

Living in community

  • How isolation is an illusion
  • How we are always living in community, affecting each other in everything we do

Friendship and community 02 (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.