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Kindness in times of disagreement

Kindness in times of disagreement

An online talk hosted by the North Idaho College Diversity Council.

  • Recognizing our interdependence in a globalized world
  • Reflecting on the effects of our actions on others and ourselves 
  • Does being special make us happy?
  • How dissatisfaction and competitiveness make us miserable
  • Reflecting on the kindness of others to overcome discord
  • Ways to practice kindness in everyday life
  • Questions and answers
    • What are conventional and ultimate bodhicitta?
    • Dealing with feeling vulnerable when being kind and compassionate
    • Determining who is “right” when both parties think they have the moral high ground
    • The difference between managing our emotions and suppressing them
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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