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Latka: Feeling left out

Latka: Feeling left out

A talk given at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Spokane, Washington, in December 2009.

  • How feelings of alienation can be counteracted by cultivating inner beauty
  • How Buddhist principles and values of internal peace enable us to open our hearts to others
  • Letting go of superficial identities reveals the true gifts we can offer to benefit all sentient beings

Latka or left out (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.