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The kindness of others

The kindness of others

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2015.

  • Appreciating all the effort involved in producing the food we eat and the things we use
  • Reflecting on the kindness of our parents and teachers
  • Generating the wish to repay the kindness of all beings

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.