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“Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness” interview

An excerpt of an interview on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness. The interview was conducted by Donna Brown former Associate Editor at Mandala Magazine on June 17, 2017.

  • A commentary on Precious Garland by Khensur Jampa Tegchok
  • Nagarjuna’s advice for leadership is relevant today
  • Why we should not give up on sentient beings
  • Nagarjuna emphasized the importance of truthfulness

“Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness” (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.