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Review: Mindfulness of feelings and mind

Review: Mindfulness of feelings and mind

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

  • A review of question 10 from the first quiz
  • How feelings themselves do not have any inherent existence
  • Feelings create the craving and clinging which create karma
  • Mind is clarity and awareness; formless, not material, no color or shape
  • Emotions arise due to other causes and conditions
  • True cessation possible because can remove the afflictions
  • Mind cannot be both the subject and the object; cannot be inherently existent
  • Mindfulness of mind guides us to realization of selflessness of persons
  • Focus on impermanent nature of the mind helps us realize selflessness of phenomena

Four Establishments of Mindfulness 18: Meditations on the mind (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.

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