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Disadvantages of miserliness

Taking delight in giving: Part 2 of 5

Teaching on the far-reaching practice of generosity through commentary on Chapter 18 and 19 of Nagarjuna’s text, Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom, given March 21-22, 2009, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center.

  • The importance of taking advantage of the opportunity to be generous in this life
  • How contemplating death and impermanence enables us to make life meaningful
  • Working with the mind of miserliness
  • Creating merit through the three factors of generosity
  • The benefits of generosity

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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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