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Compassion in the midst of chaos

The engaged Buddhist in modern times

A public talk given at Harvard Divinity School in Boston, MA.

  • How to relate to others who have different opinions from us
  • Relationship between working on our mind and social engagement
  • Social activism in our daily life
  • Importance of checking our motivation

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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