The types of meditation and how to visualize the Medicine Buddha.
Series: Medicine Buddha Retreat (2016)
A series of talks given by Venerable Thubten Chodron during the week-long Medicine Buddha Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in July 2016.
The nine points of the meditation to equalize ourselves and others.
A short meditation on the Medicine Buddha and a challenge to question the identities that we cling to.
How to meditate on equalizing self and others. A commentary on Chapter 8 of Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.”
A commentary on how to do the Medicine Buddha practice.
While suffering is empty of inherent existence, it still exists conventionally and must be addressed. A continuing commentary on Shantideva Chapter 8.
The psychological effect of doing the visualization of the Medicine Buddha and reciting his mantra
How to identify self-centeredness, considering its disadvantages, and why we should give it up.
The first four of the great vows or unshakeable resolves that the Medicine Buddha made.
The advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. The continuing teaching on Shantideva’s “Engaging in a Bodhisattva’s Deeds,” Chapter 8.