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Being human: Not seeing the world as us and them

A talk given at North Idaho College.

  • Change our world paradigm from one of competition to one of compassion
  • We are not independent; we depend on others for our existence
  • We are all equal, and all want happiness and no suffering
  • Cherish others, if you want to cherish yourself
  • Questions and answers

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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