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Perfection of generosity: The benefits of giving wisely

Perfection of generosity: The benefits of giving wisely

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
    • Giving out of fear and mind training
    • Is telling others of your donation to show it’s a good cause a good motivation?
    • Is giving a gift to attract someone to a religion a pure or impure motivation?
  • How generosity eliminates the afflictions
  • How giving generates good things
  • How to increase the value of giving
  • The painter who gave away his savings
  • Questions and answers
    • Is giving with the wish for happiness in future lives virtuous?
    • Enduring hardship to do something virtuous

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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