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Chapter 5: Verses 17-33

Chapter 5: Verses 17-33

Part of a series of teachings on Chapter 5: “Guarding Introspection,” from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Tai Pei Buddhist Center and Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Definition of mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • The importance of guarding our mind against disturbing emotions
  • Why guarding our mind is more important in the long term than protecting our livelihood or social status
  • Daily meditation practice helps us get rid of confusion
  • Dangers of not keeping introspective awareness in daily life
  • Mindful parenting
  • Environment and mental states conducive to developing mindfulness and introspection
  • Questions and answers

A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 5: Verses 17-33 (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.