Practical ethics: Part 1

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This commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland was offered at Centilia Cultural Center in Seattle on October 20, 2018.

  • Reading excerpts from Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland, by Khensur Jampa Tegchok and edited by Thubten Chodron, and providing commentary.
  • Qualities of a good leader
  • Four means of attracting others
  • Causes of higher rebirth, such as practicing ethical conduct and abandoning ten non-virtues
  • Cause and effect of highest good (liberation and full awakening)
  • Speaking truthfully entails both factual accuracy and benefit to someone.
  • Moral: Tell the truth; do not tell lies, even small white lies.
  • Questions and answers
Venerable Thubten Chodron – Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness

Part two of this talk can be found here

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