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The causes and effects of higher rebirth

Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness given at the Garrison Institute, New York. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the Shantideva Meditation Center.

  • The causes and effects of higher rebirth and highest good
  • How ethical conduct prepares the mind for hearing the teachings
  • Faith is based on investigation and understanding the teachings
  • Developing confidence in karma and its effects
  • Ethical conduct is actually a profound practice
  • How ethical conduct makes one a suitable vessel for the teachings on emptiness
  • The definition of a wise person

Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness 01 (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.