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Finding hope after the Orlando massacre

Finding hope after the Orlando massacre

On Sunday, June 12, a gunman opened fire inside an Orlando, Florida nightclub and killed 49 people. Venerable Chodron shares how to relate to this event during this talk given during Sharing the Dharma Day at Sravasti Abbey.

  • How to remain compassionate and avoid despair after the tragic killings in Orlando, Florida
  • Reciting Nagarjuna’s “Twenty Verses” from his Precious Garland of Advice for a King

Finding hope after the Orlando massacre (download)

Venerable Chodron followed this talk up with “More reflections on the Orlando tragedy.

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.