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Perfection of generosity: Generosity in the Jataka Tales

Perfection of generosity: Generosity in the Jataka Tales

A series of teachings given by Venerable Thubten Chodron during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey from September 4 to 6, 2021. The teachings were based on the text Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections.

  • Through our actions we create our experience and influence others
  • We’ve been the recipient of much kindness and generosity
  • The generosity of the fundamental vehicle and bodhisattva vehicle
  • Stories from the Jataka Tales that inspire generosity
  • Questions and answers
    • What is the difference between kindness and generosity?
    • Self-esteem and humility
    • Motivation for retreats

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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