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Keeping the mind on spiritual practice

The Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Homeless Life

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

Wrong views and wrong livelihoods

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 1-3 (download)

Guarding the sense doors

  • A basic practice
  • Mindfulness and clear awareness

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 2-3 (download)

Conclusion of the sutta

  • Developing contentment
  • Abandon the five hindrances to meditation
  • Progressing through various stages of concentration
  • Higher training in wisdom
  • Attitude when reading the sutra

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 3-3 (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.