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Three kinds of ethical conduct

Three kinds of ethical conduct

Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Three kinds of ethical conduct

  • The three types of ethical conduct
  • The four factors that can lead us to create negative actions
  • The antidotes to these factors

Essence of Refined Gold 40 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Three causes for a precious human life: ethical conduct, the far-reaching practices, and dedication prayers
  • Generosity and habits
  • Working with dishonest people

Essence of Refined Gold 40: 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.