Pema Khandro is featured in the Spring 2017 Buddhadharma Magazine. Pema Khandro contributes to a panel of speakers in Buddhadharma quarterly on the topic of Buddhist ethics in the twenty-first century. The panel features a conversation with Pema Khandro, Noah Levine, Rev. angel Kyodo Wiliams and Ajan Amaro. It examines the subject of ethics from a current perspective.
Pema Khandro says, “Generally speaking ethics in Buddhism are addressed from the point of view of karma – the power of actions to set in motion effects in the future. It also focuses on the power of action to condition our minds. How we act reinforces certain identities, it feeds habits, it strengthens particular emotions or intentions. But Buddhist ethics are not only about karma, they are also about understanding the code that we live by, what we will and will not stand for. In that sense, clarity on ethics gives enormous power to our lives because it is our code of honor that brings out our natural dignity.”
The article featured in the magazine touches on current themes in Buddhist ethics, women’s empowerment, social justice, issues of social equality and much more. For the full article, find the magazine in your local bookstore. Or visit the online version to read the inspiring introduction by Koun Franz.
Click here to visit the introduction at Lion’s Roar online: