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Wisdom Publications Launches Inspirational Collection on the Power of Generosity


Barbara at Book&Books, Coral Gables, FL February 20, 2015


Podcast: Barbara Bonner: The One You Feed

Podcast: Barbara Bonner: Reimagining Courage and Generosity

In this episode of the Wisdom podcast, we hear from Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity and Inspiring Courage, both published by Wisdom. Barbara has dedicated her career to nonprofit management, fundraising and philanthropy. You’ll hear the ways her professional life has been deeply informed by experiences as a Buddhist practitioner, and likewise, how exposure to philanthropy has given way to new insights on the virtues of generosity. Barbara describes how a serendipitous trip to India paved the way for a discovery of Theravada Buddhism later in life, when she unexpectedly found herself studying with such great teachers as Jack Kornfield, Robert Thurman and Edward Espe Brown. Most profoundly, Barbara shares insights on the value of reimagining generosity as something beyond material exchange, and instead, as a personally transformational experience through an overcoming of the self. Additionally, you’ll hear Barbara and Daniel discuss courage as the engine that fuels all other virtues, as well as the inextricable link between courage and fear and courage and humility. Barbara also shares illuminating passages from both her books.



Radio 2 Women, February 5, 2014

Good Morning Pittsfield, February 25, 2014

Gerti Schoen, New Books Network, February 27, 2014



All Huffington Post articles

Huffington Post, November 18, 2014

Berkshire Trade and Commerce, June 2014

Huffington Post, May 28, 2014

Albany Times Union, May 15, 2014

Huffington Post, May 9, 2014

Huffington Post, February 24, 2014

Rural Intelligence, February 23, 2014

The Berkshire Eagle, March 3, 2014

Huffington Post, March 10, 2014

Huffington Post, March 20, 2014



Barbara at Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

Barbara at Left Bank Books,
St. Louis, MO

Sharon&Barbara (1)

Sharon Salzberg and Barbara Bonner at BuddhaFest 2014.



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