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Photos with incarcerated people

Venerable Chodron standing with inmates at SCCC prison in Licking, Missouri.
While some may abandon compassion and dissociate themselves from a person who has harmed others, I will not do this.

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.