True Giving

Roshi Joan Halifax

I received this quote from Roshi Joan Halifax. She is the abbot of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM.

She sent this to me as part of her holiday greetings.

True giving is not an economic exchange; it is a generative act.
It does not subtract from what we have;
it multiples the effect we can have in the world.

~Kent Nerburn

When I met her at a Thich Nhat Hanh retreat in Santa Barbara in 1997, I was really impressed with her state of being, her kindness and her generosity.

Generosity is one of the foundation teachings of Buddhism.

We talked about Mindfulness in Healing.

What will you give of yourself today?

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