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Seeking unity, not division

Seeking unity, not division

On July 5-6, 2016, in two separate incidents, black men were shot and killed by police officers. On July 7, a sniper opened fire on a peaceful protest and killed five policemen. Venerable Chodron gives talks in response to emails and articles written about these events.

  • Comments on “The Thin Blue Line Between Us,” a news article by a black police officer
  • The entire article can be found here

Venerable Chodron addressed a student’s concerns on these incidents: Cultivating equanimity in a time of violence.

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.