The two manners of meditation

The two manners of meditation

Part of a series of teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.

  • How we grasp at the four observed objects: body, feelings, mind and phenomena
  • The four ways of incorrect grasping that the four establishments of mindfulness are meant to counteract
  • The two manners of meditation: the common and the uncommon

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 06: Grasping at the four objects (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.