Buddhist Ethics Overview (Sila) – Dharma Talk by David Sudar (7-21-2020)


Originally given on 7/21/2020 at the Path of Sincerity Tuesday night Sangha, by David Sudar.


Continuing our series on the Noble Eightfold Path, we’ve now wrapped up the wisdom section and will move on to the ethics section, which encompasses speech, action, and livelihood.

Personally, I think the practice of ethics is probably the #1 thing that is most underemphasized in Western Buddhism.  While meditation is certainly important and incredibly powerful, ethical conduct has such a central role to play, and can be a great aid in bringing our lives into deeper harmony and well-being, even if we never meditate at all.

There are so many interesting things to explore on the subject, but I’ll save them for the talk, and will present a broader overview of Buddhist ethics!

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