Buddha as a Role Model (video)

Pema Chödrön, whose teachings and writings on meditation have helped make Buddhism accessible to a broad Western audience, speaks to Bill Moyers about her view of the Buddha.

He was not a god, not someone to pray to. He was a man who had pains like all of us, but learned how to avoid suffering. In that sense, he can be a role model for us as we go about our lives.

Photo credit: Chi King

Related:
The Dalai Lama on Enlightenment
Beyond Suffering: Making Friends With Your Life

47 comments

LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

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LMj Sunshine

Thank you.

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a             y m.
g d c4 years ago

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Douglas S.
Douglas S5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson6 years ago

Inspiring video clip . . . Thanks

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Zuzanna B.
Zuzanna Bucko6 years ago

Inspiring article!!! :)

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Jane H.
Jane H6 years ago

I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing.

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Dianne D.
Dianne D6 years ago

Anja N has a very good question. I'd like to hear the answer to that one.

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Adithi M.
Aditi Hutchinson6 years ago

...that you don't practice what you preach.

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