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Questions and answers on ethical conduct

Questions and answers on ethical conduct

Part of a series of talks given during a weekend retreat hosted by Wihara Suddhi Bhavana in Indonesia. During the talks Venerable Chodron refers to the book Courageous Compasssion the sixth volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron. The talks are given in English with Bahasa Indonesia translation.

  • Forgiving and letting go of grudges means putting down our anger
  • Questions and answers
    • What should I do if I trade and slaughter chickens for a living?
    • Merit that is dedicated to awakening
    • How can I deal with my feelings after a friend dies of suicide?
    • Are you lying if you are not open about your sexual orientation?
    • Can taking refuge in the Three Jewels coexist with other faiths with in the same person?
    • What about drinking alcohol in cold weather countries where it is a daily practice?
    • If a married person wants to ordain, is it lying because you made a marriage commitment?
    • Is there a mantra to reduce your nonvirtuous actions?
    • What do you think of forgive but don’t forget?
    • What practices are helpful after someone’s death?
    • What is the meaning of purification in Buddhism?
    • Is it important to understand the meaning of the mantras you chant?
    • What is the Buddhist view on past life regression for healing?

Questions and answers on ethical conduct (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.