Antidotes to desire

Antidotes to desire

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

  • Mindfulness of the body
    • Three-step meditation on the body as a skeleton
    • How the meditations on the body are the antidote to desire
    • Seeing the body in a realistic way
    • Seeing the body as impermanent, in the nature of dukkha and lacking an essence
  • Mindfulness of feelings
    • The ways that we can look at our feelings—pleasant, painful and neutral—and our reaction to them to see how they can dominate our lives

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 08: Body and feelings meditation (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.