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No compassion, no peace

No compassion, no peace

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York, after a police officer put him in an apparent chokehold. On December 3, 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict officer Pantaleo.

  • Reflection on the recent grand jury decision not to indict the policeman who killed Eric Garner
  • A social and Dharma perspective
  • The importance of compassion and accountability

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.