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Compassion and social action

Compassion and social action

  • Self-centeredness is one of the biggest hindrances to compassion
  • We can’t just sit on the meditation cushion and think about compassion, we have to act on it
  • Having a balanced life while being socially engaged
  • Realistic expectations will help avoid discouragement in social action

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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.