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Practical ethics from Nagarjuna

Practical ethics for our times

The first of two talks based on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King given at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon.

  • Nagarjuna’s practical advice on governing and leadership based on generosity, ethical conduct, and fortitude
  • Buddhist activism
  • Importance of telling the truth as a leader
  • Compassion towards prisoners and the death penalty

Part 2: Practical ethics and leadership

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.