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Ethics and conditioning

Ethics and conditioning

The first of two talks given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

  • How ethical values and conduct are the result of conditioning factors we experience, especially while growing up
  • Looking at our lives to see how our ethical decisions and conduct are conditioned by our family and environment
  • Guided meditation exploring the topics

Ethical conduct in modern times 01 (download)

Part 2: Ethics in daily life

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.