3. Right Livelihood: How I Live & Work
Geoffrey Hunt [+]
University of Surrey
He has taught meditation in schools, in a prison, a village for the elderly, and an alcohol rehabilitation centre. He has served the Dhamma in hospices, funerals and interfaith events. He has worked in Japan, Nigeria and Lesotho and is a writer and international speaker on ethical issues of health, science and advanced technology. He has published several books in the field of professional ethics. He is married to Rev. Beverley Hunt, an Anglican minister.
For lay people it is especially helpful that the Buddha does not limit himself to addressing monks and nuns, but examines everyday living and working, in the light of his general ethical teaching. For him ‘Right Livelihood’ is a mode or style of living, or subsistence that does not cause unnecessary harm to people or other living things, and avoids exploitation. Instead, he shows how the Path must promote caring, honest, fair and accountable relations in all encounters with people and other living things.