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Keeping ethical conduct

The Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Homeless Life

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

The sutra explanation continued

  • Benefits of keeping ethical conduct
    • Benefits for self and other
    • Face hindrances with a clear strong mind

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 14, 1-3 (download)

What to abandon

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 14, 2-3 (download)

Wrong livelihoods

  • Five wrong livelihoods
    • Communication and contact with lay people
    • Being aware of how your activities as a monastic look to others

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 14, 3-3 (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.