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What did I do to deserve this?

What did I do to deserve this?

A talk given to the Gardenia Center congregation in Sandpoint, Idaho, in September 2017.

  • Karma: reaping what we sow
  • The cultivation of inner qualities
  • How to remain positive and be a source of strength to others in the face of suffering and social unrest

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.