Living in Times of Conflict: Practicing Nonviolence and Compassion

Living in Times of Conflict: Practicing Nonviolence and Compassion

Zoom Meeting Online

time 10:00 AM


When: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

We live in a world that is increasingly unsettled, polarized, and beset by conflict. In this talk for the general public, Geshe Sonam will present principles based on Buddhism, but accessible and applicable to everyone. These principles can help us understand and cope with conflict. If we understand how to diffuse the unwholesome states of mind that lead to disagreement and misunderstanding, our relationships with others will be more harmonious.

By practicing non-violence (ahimsa or non-harmfulness), we ensure that our actions do not cause suffering to others. By developing our compassion, we become more capable of leading others away from suffering and towards happiness. If we understand conflict as the result of a complex interdependent set of causes, this can also help us to better understand how as a society we can prevent disharmony and violence for a better world.

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