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Appreciation and mindfulness

Group of five object-ascertaining mental factors

Part of a series of teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Guided meditation on our precious human life
  • Lamrim meditations laying foundations for higher practices, setting proper aspirations
  • Discussion on appreciation, mindfulness, introspective awareness (aspect of intelligence or wisdom) and conscientiousness
  • How to develop awareness of these factors in our own minds during our daily lives

Mind and mental factors 05: Appreciation and mindfulness (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.