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Five precepts for virtuous conduct

Five precepts for virtuous conduct

Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2013.

  • Avoiding unwise or unkind sexual behavior
  • Refraining from lying
  • Not taking intoxicants and avoiding other addictions like gambling, video games
  • Actions and results

Young Adult Week 2013: 02 Acting with kindness (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.