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How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not-Killing

With Shaila Catherine recorded on February 21, 2021.

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In this session Shaila Catherine explores the fruits of karma and the consequences of action through a detailed consideration of why and how we practice ethical precepts. The focus for this talk is the commitment to not kill.

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