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How to keep meditation interesting

How to keep meditation interesting

Part of a series of teachings given during the December 2006 to March 2007 Chenrezig Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • Sometimes meditation is interesting and other times it’s boring
  • Using the mala
  • Factors that stimulate the arising of afflictions
  • Mental discursiveness and conceptualization
  • The meaning of clarity and awareness
  • The mind at the time of death
  • Using words to describe internal mental states

Chenrezig Retreat 09 (download)

[This teaching continues with a teaching on the text Essence of Refined Gold.]

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.