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Cultivating compassion in a violent world

Cultivating compassion in a violent world

Bringing the wisdom of verses from a third-century Buddhist philosophical text, Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way, to view abuses of power and violence in the modern world with compassion:

  • Why it is inappropriate for a leader to be proud
  • Relating the verses to current events such as actions by world leaders, protesting, and maintaining ethical principles in a society that promotes violence and retaliation against enemies

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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