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Obstacles to generosity

Obstacles to generosity

Part of a series of teachings given during the White Tara Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • The shackles of miserliness
  • Obstacles to generosity
  • The flood of attachment
  • Why attachment is so sneaky
  • How attachment keeps us taking rebirth in cyclic existence

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.