Venerable Chodron explores the history of Buddhist nuns in the West through her own experiences, culminating in the founding of Sravasti Abbey.
Commentary on verses 1-3 of Chapter 8, “Meditation”. How attachment to the wonders of this life are a key distraction in meditation.
Teachings by the Dalai Lama on the complete path to awakening. A comprehensive series for new and experienced students. Coauthored with Thubten Chodron.
Shantideva’s verses describe the lengths we go to obtain wealth, sex, and possessions, and the suffering this ultimately brings.
Commentary on verses that help to see the body more objectively in order to counter the distraction of attachment which interferes with meditation.
Explanation of the Prasangika assertions about the mind and the selflessness of persons and phenomena.
How we can cultivate consistency and authenticity in our practice of compassion.
A guided meditation on how to cultivate consistency in our practice of compassion by reflecting on the hindrances to the practice of compassion.
To counter desire for the body, Shantideva gives us verses to pull back the veil of exaggeration to see the body’s real nature.
Venerable Dekyi compares working in the Abbey’s gardens to cultivating the wisdom and compassion of a mind attuned to the Dharma.
Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva’s Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body to counter the distraction of sexual desire.
Explanation of the Prasangika-Madhyamaka assertions on valid cognizers.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 11, covering non-abiding nirvana and nirvana as the cessation of duhkha and it’s origins.