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Ven. Chodron Speaks at the Rotary Club
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Rotary Club of Spokane, Washington, USA
22 October, 2009


This talk draws parallels between the teachings of Buddhism on the Noble Eight Fold Path and the Four Way Test of the Rotary Club.

Audio [30 min] : Download mp3 file

Ven. Chodron first explains the Noble Eight Fold Path:

  1. Right View
  2. Right Intention
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Concentration

She then connects this with the Rotary’s Four Way Test:

  1. Are the things you’re thinking, saying, and doing true?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it bring goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

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