Various contemplations to do during mantra recitation.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Teaching on Maitreya’s nine stages of sustained attention, including the six powers and four types of attention.
Explanation of the verse requesting inspiration and the visualization to accompany mantra recitation in the Amitabha sadhana.
Covering the section on property of the subject in Chapter 6 and beginning to teach on the forward pervasion.
An explanation of the outer and inner mandala offering in the context of the Amitabha sadhana.
A young student of the Dharma considers the nature of our relationships to one another.
Beginning Chapter 6 “The Buddhist Syllogism” and covering the sections on argument form, elements of a syllogism, and correct signs.
Teaching on the five hindrances to meditative stabilization and the eight antidotes to cultivate to oppose them.
Developing and applying self-confidence, the second factor of joyous effort. Learning from failure and not giving up.
Overcoming the three types of laziness that oppose joyous effort. Developing aspiration and self-confidence, the first two factors that compose joyous effort.