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Far-reaching generosity and ethical conduct

Far-reaching generosity and ethical conduct

The first two of the six perfections are generosity and ethical conduct. Part of a series of teachings on The Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience, a lamrim text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, the first Panchen Lama.

  • The far-reaching practice of generosity is not just ordinary giving
  • Cultivating the three types of generosity
  • Looking at the mind of attachment that makes giving difficult
  • The three kinds of ethical conduct
  • The four doors through which we create transgessions of our precepts and the antidotes to these

Easy Path 48: Generosity and ethical conduct (download)

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.