3. Right Livelihood: How I Live & Work

The Buddha's Path of Peace - A Step-by-Step Guide - Geoffrey Hunt

Geoffrey Hunt [+-]
University of Surrey
Geoffrey Hunt is Buddhist Chaplain at the University of Surrey, UK. He is now Visiting Professor in Buddhist Ethics at the same university where, before retirement, he was Full Professor in Philosophy of Care, and taught and researched mainly in the field of healthcare and bioethics. From 2008 to 2014 he worked on ethical aspects of nanotechnology for scientific projects of the European Commission. In 2002 he founded, and continues to lead, the lay movement New Buddha Way www.newbuddhaway.org in Surrey, UK.

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.

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Hunt, Geoffrey. 3. Right Livelihood: How I Live & Work. The Buddha's Path of Peace - A Step-by-Step Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jul 2020. ISBN 9781781799635. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39389. Date accessed: 29 Jan 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39389. Jul 2020

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