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Concentration in Buddhist practice

Concentration in Buddhist practice

Part of a series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2010.

  • Observing the five precepts
  • Developing concentration within Buddhist practice
  • Two main mental factors for concentration
  • Definition of terms: serenity, insight, concentration, meditative stabilization
  • Five hindrances to meditation
  • How to use the Buddha as an object of meditation

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.