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Analyzing the terrorist

Challenging our assumptions about what makes a person a terrorist

Refuting wrong views on the inherent existence of functional phenomena. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • What exactly makes a person a terrorist?
  • Using ultimate analysis to look at what really is a terrorist
  • When we see something as truly existent we relate to it in a very simplistic way
  • We give a label to the basis then forget that we gave it the label

88 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Analyzing the terrorist (download)

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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