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Compassion and kindness in the face of terrorism

Compassion and kindness in the face of terrorism

On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring about 294 others. The bombs were set off by two Chechen brothers who were apparently motivated to do so by extremist Islamic beliefs, in reaction to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • How we can transform the mind of fear and anger
  • Bringing a Dharma perspective to this tragedy
  • Developing compassion not only for the victims, but also for the perpetrators and all beings affected by this event

Part 2: The golden rule
Part 3: The silver lining

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.