Tibetan Buddhism teaches that there are three kinds of giving: the giving of material objects, the giving of security and protection, and the giving of teaching. The giving of teaching is considered to be the most important one. In this podcast Professor Thurman talks about these different kinds of giving, about the importance of skillfulness or intelligence in giving, and about the difference between the ordinary/regular and transcendent giving.
This episode was recorded on February 27, 2016.
Essential Tibetan Buddhism
A vibrant, accessible introduction to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism through its own rich literature from "the most visible and charismatic exponent of Tibetan Buddhism" (Roger Kamenetz, New York Times Magazine). Expertly and lucidly surveying the basic …