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Tobacco, firearms and food

Tobacco, firearms and food

These short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks were given during the Vajrasattva Winter Retreat from January to April 2014.

  • Ethical questions of selling junk food, tobacco, and firearms
  • Politics and ethics
  • Group and individual ethical obligations
  • Importance of effort
  • Challenges of positive change
  • Monastics and lay support
  • Prescription drugs and children
  • Effects of poor diet on children’s mental health
  • Inefficacy of self-regulating free market
  • Governmental role in health and environment
  • Nutrition and education

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.