depression

Teachings on the mental affliction of depression, including its causes and antidotes.

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Responding to Prejudice

Respect for common American values

A reflection on the controversy around athletes' recent protests of the killings of black men.

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Responding to Prejudice

Seeking unity, not division

Venerable Thubten Chodron shares on "The Thin Blue Line Between Us," a news article by…

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Responding to Prejudice

Cultivating equanimity in a time of violence

A response to a student's letter on the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile,…

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Guided Meditations

Quieting the mind after the news

A meditation on Chenrezig in the wake of the past week's shootings of black men…

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Healing from Gun Violence

More reflections on the Orlando tragedy

Perspectives from students who wrote in after hearing Venerable Chodron's talk on the Orlando tragedy.

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Healing from Gun Violence

Finding hope after the Orlando massacre

How to remain compassionate and avoid despair after the tragic killings in Orlando, Florida.

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Fear, Anxiety, and Other Emotions

Dealing with situations when things fall apart

By changing our perspective, problems and adversity can become the source of resilience and joy.…

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Gomchen Lamrim

The benefits of remembering death

Remembering death shifts our mind away from the happiness of this life and helps us…

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Essence of a Human Life

Valuing our intelligence

Contemplating the rarity of having a human intelligence to study and practice the Dharma, and…

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Fear, Anxiety, and Other Emotions

Fear about the world

Anxiety about the state of the world can be eased by reflecting on the kindness…

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Manjushri Winter Retreat 2015

How to practice between sessions

Seeing our afflictions as mere mind moments that have a similar "flavor" to which we…

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Responding to Prejudice

No compassion, no peace

A social and Dharma perspective on the recent grand jury decision not to indict the…

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