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Buddhists in conflict

Buddhists in conflict

On March 28, 2013, a mob of Buddhist extremists attacked Muslim businesses in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Concern over the conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka
  • Not all Buddhists are Buddhas
  • How difficult it can be to respond to a political situation halfway around the world with incomplete information

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.

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