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Breathing meditation

Stabilizing meditation

  • Breathing as the object of meditation
  • Purpose and benefits

Breathing meditation (download)

Mindfulness and introspective alertness

  • Visualizing and holding the object
  • Noticing distractions and applying antidotes

Two important mental factors (download)

Guided meditation

Guided meditation (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.