Safety or guns?

A response to the tragic news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.

  • Reflections on the school shooting from a Dharma perspective
  • A call for civic engagement to improve public safety, gun ownership regulations, and support for mental health

More responses to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from Venerable Thubten Chonyi and Jonathan Owen.

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.