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The precepts in modern culture

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey's annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2007.

Practicing ethical conduct

  • Keeping precepts in present-day culture
  • Responsibilities of the householder’s life and how it can impede practice

Exploring Monastic Life 2007: Session 7 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Relating to householders
  • Bearing others’ suffering
  • Relating to sex and intimacy in a healthy way
  • Tibetan view of fully ordained nuns
  • Compassion for others

Exploring Monastic Life 2007: Session 7 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.