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Perfection of generosity: Generosity in everyday situations

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.

  • Questions and answers
    • How does ethical conduct benefit society?
    • What we do makes a difference
    • Giving advice to friends
    • Giving feedback to others
    • Our birth and previous karma
    • Being safe while being generous
    • Being generous when our motivation is not completely pure
    • Repaying kindness when it feels transactional
    • Being skillful recipients of impure generosity
    • Rights and responsibility of living in an interdependent society

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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