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Hope after the Sandy Hook school shooting

Hope after the Sandy Hook school shooting

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut before committing suicide. Venerable Thubten Chonyi shares her response the day after the tragedy.

  • How to generate compassion and keep a balanced mind in the face of violence
  • How the Dalai Lama reminds us of the tremendous value of focusing our attention on human kindness in order to help others

Watch Venerable Thubten Chodron’s talks on handling emotions in response to mass shootings.

Venerable Thubten Chonyi

Ven. Thubten Chonyi is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has studied with Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess Ven. Thubten Chodron since 1996. She lives and trains at the Abbey, where she received novice ordination in 2008. She took full ordination at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan in 2011. Ven. Chonyi regularly teaches Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane and, occasionally, in other locations as well.