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The Wisdom of Buddhist Teachings and the Gift of Sangha

During this Covid pandemic period, I have found Pema Chodron’s book, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, comes to mind frequently. I used to misremember the title as being Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and FEAR, as I was well aware of my experience of uncertainty frequently being accompanied by fear. In the book, Pema shares what are known in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as the three vows or commitments. These are three methods for embracing the chaotic, unstable, dynamic and challenging nature of our situation as human beings in wise ways that will benefit us and others...