Wednesday, June 14, 2017

4 TedTalks on Buddhism

Here are four TedTalks about Buddhism.

In the first talk Bob Thurman, the first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk by the Dalai Lama, (and father of the actress Uma Thurman) suggests that we can all achieve enlightenment in "this hyperlinked world" where we can know anything at anytime.

Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk and French writer in Nepal, argues that we can train our minds to help us achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Joan Halifax, an American Zen Buddhist teacher, does a lot of work with the terminally ill.  She discusses empathy and compassion in her TedTalk.

Finally, Dhammananda Bikkuni, a Theravada Thai nun, discusses women and gender equality in Buddhism.

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