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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

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5:08PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thank you.

5:07PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thank you.

9:12AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

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8:46AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Thanks for sharing

5:32AM PDT on May 28, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

1:12PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

Inspiring video clip . . . Thanks

8:31AM PDT on Sep 20, 2010

Inspiring article!!! :)

10:38PM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing.

7:55AM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

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

7:33AM PDT on Sep 1, 2010

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

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