A young person reflects on the reasons he took refuge with Venerable Chodron.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Reviewing the four causes for rebirth in Amitabha’s pure land.
Teaching on the objects used for stabilizing meditation according to the Pali Tradition.
Teaching on Chapter Five, breaking down what is meant by ‘statements of qualities’.
A continuation of the teaching on the perfection of meditative stabilization, describing different objects on which to meditate.
What it’s like to be reborn in Amitabha’s Pure Land, Sukhavati.
Background on the bodhisattva Amitabha, rebirth in his pure land, and Amitabha practices across Buddhist traditions.
Teaching on the conditions and objects of focus for engaging in the far-reaching practice of meditative stability.
How to generate the four immeasurables as part of the Amitabha practice.
Explanation of the Amitabha practice, beginning with taking refuge, in preparation for the Abbey’s upcoming winter retreat.