Healing from a war

Healing from a war

A response to a Time Magazine editorial letter related to an article on military suicide. Published on July 23, 2012, the article is called “One a Day.”

  • A shocking statistic that one U.S. soldier commits suicide every day
  • More soldiers are dying from suicide than in the Afghan war

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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.