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Practical ethics and leadership

Practical ethics for our times

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

  • Understanding karma and how our mind creates our experiences
  • Remembering that even leaders must depend on the kindness of others
  • Nagarjuna’s advice on establishing foreign and domestic policy
  • The four qualities of a leader

Part 1: Practical ethics from Nagarjuna

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.