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Cynicism, fear of change, responsibility

Cynicism, fear of change, responsibility

Part of a series of teachings given at a weekend retreat on environmental activism at Sravasti Abbey, August 31 to September 3, 2007.

  • Cynicism among young people, what can we do to help?
  • Fear of change: discussing the difficulty of giving up something that is really bad because it is too scary to live without it.
  • How do we make responsibility attractive?

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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.

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