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A letter from a listener

Faith leaders united against gun violence: Part 3 of 4

As the Abbess of Sravasti Abbey, Venerable Thubten Chodron receives mailings from Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a diverse coalition of denominations and faith-based groups united by the call of their faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic.

  • Ken Mondal, friend of the Abbey, expresses his views in a letter sent to a newspaper
  • Bringing the Dharma perspective to these issues
  • Guns are now an issue of public health and safety

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.