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Connecting with those we disagree with

Connecting with those we disagree with

  • Our self-centered attitude makes it hard to connect with others and makes us miserable
  • Assignment: talk to people you would not normally talk to
  • Trying to connect with radical politicians and religious extremists
  • We don’t want to limit our love and compassion to only those we agree with

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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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