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Meditation on emptiness

Meditation on emptiness

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

Guided meditation

  • Emptiness
  • Dependent arising

Chenrezig Retreat 18 (download)

Questions and answers

  • The collection of the parts and emptiness
  • Contemplation of feelings and selflessness
  • Thoughts, feelings, and emotions
  • Attachment to what others think of us
  • Being self-centered vs directing the conventionally existent self in a positive direction
  • Meditating on compassion and emptiness
  • The sutras and canons

Chenrezig Retreat 19 (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.