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Dana and Generosity - Two Great Podcasts

On Tue, 28 August, 2012 - 02:42
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Free Buddhist Audio offers two fabulous podcasts - FBA Talks and Dharmabytes. Every Saturday we share a full Dharma talk from our vast selection of recorded talks. And then every Monday and Thursday we bring you a Dharmabyte - a little gem from the archive - just a few minutes of Dharma to get you thinking about your own practice and how to take it further.

This month we’ve been reflecting a lot on Dana and Generosity, and our podcasts are full of some great reflections and encouragements to take this practice deeper.

In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Dana – the Emotional Life of the Sangha,” Samacitta puts the practice of generosity under the microscope in this engaging talk on the first paramita. When we perform an act of generosity, what exactly is happening? How does it relate to the development of Wisdom? Is there such a thing as purely mental generosity and how effective is it? This talk explains the ‘why’, ‘what’ and how’ of Dana-Paramita.

Monday’s FBA Dharmabyte “The Unsupported Practice of Generosity” is an inspiring excerpt from the third in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on “The Diamond Sutragiven at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004.

This talk is part of the series “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits.”

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