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Ethical conduct and motivation

Ethical conduct and motivation

A series of talks given at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in March 2007.

Real happiness

  • The meaning of happiness
  • The relationship between ethical conduct and happiness
  • How anger and attachment cause suffering
  • The benefits of a calm mind

Wise Choices 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Equanimity
  • Being optimistic around pessimists
  • Advice for an activist
  • The difference between romantic and parental love
  • How to to neutralize anger

Wise Choices 01: Q&A (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.