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Perfection of generosity: Pure and impure giving

Perfection of generosity: Pure and impure giving

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.

  • Nagarjuna and the text “Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections”
  • What is meant by giving
  • Different types of giving
  • The pure ways of giving
  • The impure ways of giving
  • Questions and answers
    • When giving to someone you have difficulty with what should be your motivation?
    • Receiving graciously is an act of generosity
    • How do you assess your motivation for giving?
    • How do you switch your motivation from a transactional motivation?

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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