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Importance of precepts

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey's annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2005.

  • Precepts versus needs and wants: working with our minds
  • Mental factors important for keeping precepts:
    • Integrity
    • Consideration for others
    • Conscientiousness
  • Inhibitions and spontaneity

Exploring Monastic Life 2005: Session 6 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.